Schiaparelli coat, 1930's

Schiaparelli coat, Such a tongue-in-cheek play on the more extravagant ermine tail coats


Elsa Schiaparelli evening ensemble 1939 embroidered jacket with matching blouse and bag made from wool, silk, rayon, metallic thread, glass and plastic for Saks Fifth Avenue.

Elsa Schiaparelli 1938 The Circus Collection.The jacket was originally worn with purple crêpe evening dress. It has been described as the most riotous and swaggering fashion that Paris had ever seen. The novelty effects, including prancing dogs and horses, grey elephants, spotlit acrobats, tents and clowns with commissioned extravagant and decorative buttons for the distinctive outfits. These handmade, cast metal acrobats are full of vitality and humour. This was an extremely novel…

Blouse Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, Date: ca. 1937 Culture: French Medium: rayon Dimensions: Length at CB: 21 in.

Elsa Schiaparelli

Evening dress Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, Date: fall 1939 Culture: French Medium: silk, glass, rhinestones, metal.

Elsa Schiaparelli

Elsa Schiaparelli

Schiaparelli 1938

evening ensemble ca. via The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Elsa Schiaparelli

Schiaparelli Ensemble - detail - 1939 - by Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, - Department Store: for Saks Fifth Avenue (American, founded -

Elsa Schiaparelli embroidered jacket from summer 1938.

House of Schiaparelli S/S 1938 jacket of wool, plastic, metal (image 3 of Metropolitan Museum of Art Accession Number:


Vest Designer: Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, Date: Culture: French Medium: linen, silk, wool Dimensions: Length at CB: 13 in. cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Evening blouse Designer: Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, Date: summer 1940 Culture: French Medium: silk, metal Dimensions: Length at CB: 26 in. cm) from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York The beads could be French knots