Woman's dress

Moonflower Dahlia

Spring 1987
Designed by Arnold Scaasi (American, (1930-2015))

Object Place: New York, New York, United States


Center back: 147 cm (57 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk twill weave, printed; silk plain weave; plastic; metal; tulle

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Bright colored silk dress patterned with shades of yellow, orange, prink, and green large scale flowers. Short pouf sleeves, waistline at natural waist, skirt with bubble hemline that is shorter in font than in the back. Zipper at center back. Lined in red silk with boning in the bodice. Interior of skirt is lined with tulle petticoat. Scaasi Boutique, Spring-Resort 1987, #8046, “Moonflower Dahlia–Red printed shantung off the shoulder pouf sleeve long harem dress”


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