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Evening dress
  • Evening dress
    Elsa Schiaparelli, born 1890 - died 1973
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Evening dress

  • Place of origin:

    London (retailed)

  • Date:

    late 1939 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Elsa Schiaparelli, born 1890 - died 1973 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed silk lamé, silk crêpe, lined with silk, moulded resin, grosgrain

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Hon. Mrs H. Sherek

  • Museum number:

    T.232&A-1964

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Printed silk jacket and silk crêpe skirt. The hip-length jacket is woven with lamé threads and printed with a dense purple and lilac floral pattern of hydrangea and lilacs. With short puffed sleeves, fitted waist and elongated peplum to fall just above knee height. Plain turn-up cuffs and turn-down collar. Lined in purple silk. Drop buttons in clear orange resin with spiral moulded into the bottom. Full length magenta crêpe skirt. Straight cut in four main panels flaring slightly at the hem. Curved to the shape of the hips where there is a snap fastening plaquet. Black grosgrain waistband.

Place of Origin

London (retailed)

Date

late 1939 (made)

Artist/maker

Elsa Schiaparelli, born 1890 - died 1973 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Printed silk lamé, silk crêpe, lined with silk, moulded resin, grosgrain

Descriptive line

Printed silk jacket and silk crêpe skirt, designed by Elsa Schiaparelli, retailed in London, probably Fall 1939 (Music in the Air) collection.

Materials

Crêpe; Lamé; Silk; Resin

Subjects depicted

Hydrangeas; Lilac

Categories

Fashion; Evening wear; Women's clothes; Textiles

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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