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A burnt orange crepe evening gown, possibly a copy of a Schiaparelli, late 1930s, with gilt cords and baubles to the neck, similarly adorned belt, and 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: Suit (1974.338.1a,b) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Very harsh, foreboding look for Matron, A Machine ----------Suit, Elsa Schiaparelli. Although sinuous curves ruled the evening wear silhouette in the the strong shoulder was a dominant element as well, especially in the crisp suits of Elsa Schiaparelli.

Cape, Evening  Date: ca. 1938 Culture: French (probably) Medium: wool, silk, metal Dimensions: Length at CB: 30 in. (76.2 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Anonymous Gift, 1954    A 1930ies liripipe, anyone? :)

Evening cape Date: ca. 1938 Culture: probably French Medium: wool, silk, metal Accession Number:

Winter 1930-1931, France - Ensemble: Coat and Dress by Elsa Schiaparelli - Black novelty weave bouclé wool and black silk faille

Woman's Ensemble: Coat and Dress Designed by Elsa Schiaparelli, French (born Italy), 1890 - 1973 Geography: Made in Paris, France, Europe Date: Winter Medium: Black novelty weave bouclé wool and black silk faille

Elsa Schiaparelli The Tears Dress. February 1938 The Circus Collection. Savage rips and tears cover the long sheath slender evening gown with two pointed train and head veil. A closer look reveals the illusion. The dress is printed, and the rips in the veil have been carefully cut out and lined in pink and magenta. The trompe l'oeil (illusionistic) 'Tears' print was specially designed by Schiaparelli's friend, artist Salvador Dali with pleated and gathered veil worn over head in matching…

The Tears Dress

Elsa Schiaparelli, Tear Dress - 1938 - The Circus Collection - Victoria and Albert Museum Collection, London

Suit (image 3 - detail) | House of Schiaparelli | French | fall 1938 | synthetic | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 1974.338.5a, b

Schiaparelli chose realistic beetles and other insects to decorate jewelry, buttons, and suit collars for her fall 1938 nature-based "Pagan" collection.

Elsa Schiaparelli  Dinner dress French  1940  Lobster-red and marine blue silk w/ fish-head motif buttons

Elsa Schiaparelli Dinner dress French 1940 Lobster-red and marine blue silk w/ fish-head motif buttons

babeofbiscay: “ Evening wear by Elsa Schiaparelli S/S 1938 ”

Two-Piece evening dresses, Bodice and Skirt Circa summer Made from Multicolored silk satin and faille stripe (left). White silk satin with multicolored "Mae West" figures (right).

Schiaparelli  Evening cape, "Circus" collection, 1939.

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