Cape Elsa Schiaparelli, 1938 The Kyoto Costume Institute
Cape, Evening. Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973). Manufacturer: House of Lesage (French, founded 1922). Date: spring 1937. Culture: French. Medium: wool, metal, silk. Dimensions: Length at CB: 59 in. (149.9 cm).
Evening Cape Elsa Schiaparelli, 1937 The Philadelphia Museum of Art
Elsa Schiaparelli evening dress silk embroidered and beaded cape name Apollo of Versailles from winter 1938 1939. In a sui generis gesture to one client, this velvet cape for Lady Mendl refers to her taste for eighteenth-century style and the spectacular, and celebrates the Apollo Founrtain and its proximity to her house in the Parc de Varsailles.
Coat, Evening. Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973). Date: 1935–36. Culture: French. Medium: wool. Dimensions: Length at CB: 66 in. (167.6 cm).