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Judy Knezic
Judy Knezic • 2 years ago

Suit, fall/winter 1938–39 Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973) Wool Gift of Mrs. J. R. Keagy, 1974 (1974.338.1a,b) NOT ON VIEW   Last Updated December 22, 2011 Although sinuous curves ruled the evening wear silhouette in the 1930s, the strong shoulder was a dominant element as well, especially in the crisp suits of Elsa Schiaparelli. While not herself a tailor, and scorned by arch-rival Chanel for her lack of skills, Schiaparelli presided over one of the great tailoring ateliers resp...

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