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Woman's evening dress

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Beige crepe chiffon floor length dress with gems and gold beading bordering the high neckline, short sleeves, and natural waistline. Gems have metal backs and gold beads look like "bugle" beads. Center back zipper closure with hook and eye. Lined in tan plain weave silk with plastic horsehair...

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Before 2009, in collection of the designer, Arnold Scaasi, New York City; gift of Scaasi to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Arnold Scaasi Collection-Gift of Arnold Scaasi Made possible through the generous support of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf, anonymous donors, Penny and Jeff Vinik, Lynne and Mark Rickabaugh, Jane and Robert Burke, Carol Wall, Mrs. I. W. Colburn, Megan O'Block, Lorraine Bressler, and Daria Petrilli-Eckert


© Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

American, Fall 1975

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Center back: 141 cm (55 1/2 in.) Center front: 137.2 cm (54 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave; silk plain weave; metal; plastic; grosgrain ribbon


Textiles and Fashion Arts