A lobster-red bodice with crustacean-like shirring combined with marine blue and fish-head motif buttons define the aquatic theme of this evening dress from Schiaparelli's summer 1940 collection. Her new slinky silhouette, called "the mermaid," featured a skirt constricted at the knees before flaring into fullness, as rendered in the a drawing by the Surrealist artist Eleanor Fini published in the March 1940 issue of Harper's Bazaar.

A lobster-red bodice with crustacean-like shirring combined with marine blue and fish-head motif buttons define the aquatic theme of this evening dress from Schiaparelli's summer 1940 collection. Her new slinky silhouette, called "the mermaid," featured a skirt constricted at the knees before flaring into fullness, as rendered in the a drawing by the Surrealist artist Eleanor Fini published in the March 1940 issue of Harper's Bazaar.

super cute

super cute

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