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Evening dress House of Paquin (French, 1891–1956) Date: spring/summer 1939 Culture: French Medium: silk, cotton Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Harrison Williams, Lady Mendl, and Mrs. Ector Munn, 1946 Accession Number: C.I.46.4.11a, b
Evening Dress, fall 1939, House of Lesage (French, founded 1922), Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973). Music was the theme of Schiaparelli's fall 1939 collection, and this particular dress, worn by Millicent Rogers, was accessorized with a belt with a working music box as the buckle. A prominent element of this collection was ethereal fabrics, like the gossamer organza of this dress.