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Vintage Elsa Schiaparelli 1930s silk rayon evening ensemble - beautiful embroidered jacket with metallic thread
Evening dress, Elsa Schiaparelli, summer 1937, silk, French. The Metropolitan Museum of Art 2009.300.1347a,b. Besides the act of using the Surrealist symbol for change as the subject of the print, using an insect as decoration for evening wear, the neckline treatment is an example of Schiaparelli's playful yet sculptural design sense and assists in giving the dress its compelling visual appeal.
Schiaparelli 1937. A striking, unusual design, this necklace by Schiaparelli is characteristic of her highly original design aesthetic. The sculptural piece, crisp in gold metal, although worn as jewelry, also looks like and functions as a collar, exemplar of Schiaparelli's Surrealist influences.