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Schiaparelli 1937 designed by Jean Cocteau

An evening jacket designed by Schiaparelli, fall/winter 1937–38.

Embroidered purple silk "Pagan" evening dress with silk flowers, by Elsa Schiaparelli, French, fall 1938. This enchanting evening dress is from Schiaparelli's fall 1938 Pagan collection, which was inspired by Botticelli's paintings. For this collection, evening gowns were cut in a slim silhouette and ornamented with embroidered foliage and, as in this case, plastic leaves and flowers. As Dilys Blum asserts in "Shocking! The Art and Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli," this gown is inspired by Flora...

'Cocteau' evening jacket | Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890-1973) | France, Autumn 1937 | Linen, metallic foil, beads, paillettes | Schiaparelli's involvement with Dada an Surrealist artists resulted in some of the most renowned works of 20th century haute couture. This jacket, with its trompe-l'oeil profile, was a product of her collaboration with Jean Cocteau | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Evening dress, 1939, Elsa Schiaparelli.

Evening Ensemble by Elsa Schiaparelli, Fall 1938, House of Schiaparelli (1928–1954)

~Evening ensemble Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973) Date: 1939 Culture: French Medium: silk~

Jacket, Evening. House of Schiaparelli (French, 1928–1954). Designer: Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973). Date: summer 1939. Culture: French. Medium: Silk, metallic, beads.

Blouse, Evening. House of Schiaparelli  (French, 1928–1954). Designer: Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973). Date: ca. 1938. Culture: French. Medium: Silk, beads, sequins, artificial flowers.

ca. 1938 Elsa Schiaparelli