Elsa Schiaparelli deep fuchsia velvet evening coat, late 1930s

Elsa Schiaparelli deep fuchsia velvet evening coat, late 1930s

Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973). Ensemble, summer 1940. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Arturo and Paul Peralta-Ramos, 1954 (2009.300.789a–c) | This skirt references eighteenth and nineteenth-century petticoats and is effortlessly perfect for a summer holiday. The choice of red and white striped cotton for the bolero and hat is reminiscent of striped beach…

Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973). Ensemble, summer 1940. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Arturo and Paul Peralta-Ramos, 1954 (2009.300.789a–c) | This skirt references eighteenth and nineteenth-century petticoats and is effortlessly perfect for a summer holiday. The choice of red and white striped cotton for the bolero and hat is reminiscent of striped beach…

Ensemble (image 2 - jacket) | House of Schiaparelli | French | 1940 | wool, beads | Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 2009.300.1169a, b

Ensemble (image 2 - jacket) | House of Schiaparelli | French | 1940 | wool, beads | Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 2009.300.1169a, b

Elsa Schiaparelli evening coat (front), c. late 1930s, Paris #thirties #outerwear

Elsa Schiaparelli evening coat (front), c. late 1930s, Paris #thirties #outerwear

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