Giacca da sera Elsa Schiaparelli, 1939

Giacca da sera Elsa Schiaparelli, 1939

Dress, Dinner.  Elsa Schiaparelli  (Italian, 1890–1973).  Date: ca. 1938. Culture: French. Medium: wool, porcelain, metal. Dimensions: Length at CB: 55 in. (139.7 cm).

Dress, Dinner. Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973). Date: ca. 1938. Culture: French. Medium: wool, porcelain, metal. Dimensions: Length at CB: 55 in. (139.7 cm).

Evening dress Elsa Schiaparelli  (Italian, 1890–1973) Manufacturer: House of Lesage (French, founded 1922) Date: fall 1939 Culture: French M...

Evening dress Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973) Manufacturer: House of Lesage (French, founded 1922) Date: fall 1939 Culture: French M...

Elsa Schiaparelli with her granddaughters Berry and Marisa Berenson. This image shows Schiap in a more maternal role being surrounded by family instead of posing in front of the cameras or in a work setting . This is rare because most of her time was spent working out in the field and not being a mother and grandmother.

Elsa Schiaparelli with her granddaughters Berry and Marisa Berenson. This image shows Schiap in a more maternal role being surrounded by family instead of posing in front of the cameras or in a work setting . This is rare because most of her time was spent working out in the field and not being a mother and grandmother.

Evening jacket (image 1) | House of Schiaparelli | French | 1948-50 | silk, metallic thread, glass | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 1980.90.2

Evening jacket (image 1) | House of Schiaparelli | French | 1948-50 | silk, metallic thread, glass | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 1980.90.2

Giacca corta da sera di Elsa Schiaparelli 1940

Giacca corta da sera di Elsa Schiaparelli 1940

Elsa Schiaparelli... The Italian fashion designer (and Coco Chanel rival) brought conceptual fashion to the masses in the 1930s with collections that drew heavily on the Surrealist art movement for inspiration.

Sparkle Icon: Elsa Schiaparelli

Elsa Schiaparelli... The Italian fashion designer (and Coco Chanel rival) brought conceptual fashion to the masses in the 1930s with collections that drew heavily on the Surrealist art movement for inspiration.

Elsa Schiaparelli - Court presentation ensemble, 1938

Elsa Schiaparelli - Court presentation ensemble, 1938

Coat, Evening.  Elsa Schiaparelli  (Italian, 1890–1973).  Date: 1935–36. Culture: French. Medium: wool. Dimensions: Length at CB: 66 in. (167.6 cm).

Coat, Evening. Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973). Date: 1935–36. Culture: French. Medium: wool. Dimensions: Length at CB: 66 in. (167.6 cm).

Evening jacket (image 1) | House of Schiaparelli | French | spring 1939 | wool, metal | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 1979.341

Evening jacket (image 1) | House of Schiaparelli | French | spring 1939 | wool, metal | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 1979.341

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