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Woman's evening dress

Black satin diamante "Harlequin" short gala dress with off-the-shoulder neckline, dropped waistline, long sleeves and side zippers on both sleeves. Fabric has a criss-cross design of plastic clear gemstones. Center back zipper closure with one metal snap at the bottom and one hook and eye at...

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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

"Harlequin dress"

American, Fall 1991

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Center back: 83.8 cm (33 in.) Center front: 86.4 cm (34 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin weave; plastic; metal; silk plain weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts