ca 1948 Elsa Schiaparelli evening dress of white satin and matte lavender faille. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, gift of the Brooklyn Museum, gift of Claire Ramsay Roman, Accession Number:
Chartreuse taffeta evening dress by House of Patou, French, In marketing company A. Tenney Associates commissioned French couturiers to design clothing that featured Estron, a new synthetic fiber developed by Tennessee Eastman Corporation.
Schiaparelli couture gown circa Midnight blue velvet with plum rayon side panels, strapless, boned & fitted bodice, wide bell-shaped skirt. Irridescent blue glass buttons with stylized black center cross
Silk evening dress by Elsa Schiaparelli, Summer The print features swallows carrying letters closed with sealing wax. Schiaparelli wore this to the Eiffel Tower anniversary party with a matching jacket trimmed in ostrich feathers.