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Dinner dress, summer 1940 Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, Orange silk jersey, blue silk faille, ceramic Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Elsa Schiaparelli evening dress ca. 1938 via the Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Elsa Schiaparelli “Pagan” dress ca. 1928 via The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art “This enchanting evening dress is from Schiaparelli’s fall 1938 Pagan collection, which was.

Dress from Joan Crawford, personal wardrobe, Designer: Elsa Schiaparelli from Gene London fashion exhibit at Reading Museum.

From Joan Crawford's personal estate, Elsa Schiaparelli design. Marlene Dietrich and Grace Kelly were both fans of Elsa's designs

Burnt orange crepe evening gown, possibly a copy of a Schiaparelli, late 1930s, with gilt cords and baubles to the neck, similarly adorned belt, bias cut with full sleeves

Burnt orange crepe evening gown, possibly a copy of a Schiaparelli, late with gilt cords and baubles to the neck, similarly adorned belt, bias cut with full sleeves

Elsa Schiaparelli 1940  The bottom of this dress resembles the draped pouch at the front of the imperial toga called the sinus.

This sporty and modern looking evening dress is from Elsa Schiaparelli’s Fall-Winter 1939 Collection. The prominently placed zipper is a trademark of Schiaparelli who felt fashion should incorporate closures rather than hide them.

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