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On display at V&A South Kensington
Fashion, Room 40


Evening Jacket
February 1938 (made)
Place of origin

Evening jacket of black wool marocain with mirrored paillettes.

Object details
Object type
Materials and techniques
Wool marocain with mirrored paillettes
Brief description
Evening jacket of wool, designed by Schiaparelli, Paris, February 1938. (Circus collection)
Physical description
Evening jacket of black wool marocain with mirrored paillettes.
  • Length: 47cm (Note: length from shoulder to bottom hem)
Production typeHaute couture
Credit line
Given by Miss Ruth Ford
Object history
Ref. Paris Centre de Documentation de Costume, Schiaparelli, Album no 19, 1938, p.49

An original design patent photograph of this jacket is held in our archives. It is illustrated in Janet Arnold's A Handbook of Costume, London, 1973, p.80.

Glass and mirror embellishment in the form of lamb chops. Cut of the jacket at the upper chest follows the shape of the lamb chop embroidery. The buttons are hanging similar to those on the hydrangea jacket. Buttons not functional—jacket closes with hooks and eyes

Jan G. Reeder, Curator, The Costume Institute, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Taken May, 2011, Compiled September, 2011

Reason For Production: Commission
Subject depicted
Bibliographic reference
Fashion : An Anthology by Cecil Beaton. London : H.M.S.O., 1971 223
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Record createdApril 3, 2007
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