Woman's evening dress

"Harlequin dress"

American
Fall 1991
Designed by Arnold Scaasi (American, (1930-2015))


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2009.4068

Medium or Technique

Silk satin weave; plastic; metal; silk plain weave

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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 the top of the zipper. Lined in black plain weave silk with plastic interfacing in the hemline. Interior Label: “SCAASI” Fall 1991 Made to Order, #1031

Provenance

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

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

Copyright

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