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Elsa Schiaparelli, Excelsior Modes, 1936 by Gatochy

Elsa Schiaparelli, spring 1939, Collection "Commedia Dell'Arte", buttons and costume jewelry by Jean Schlumberger, photographed by Erwin Blumenfeld, Vogue US, December 1938

Orange and yellow raw silk beachwear, designed by Elsa Schiaparelli, ca. 1932. Reversible two-tone wrap dress, worn without the reversible two-tone cardigan jacket.

Vintage Elsa Schiaparelli 1930s silk rayon evening ensemble - beautiful embroidered jacket with metallic thread

elsa schiaparelli by elena-lu, via Flickr

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.

Some things are utterly timeless. Schiaparelli 1935. Beautiful . . . Sharon Macdonald Macdonald Oh Really

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.

Elsa Schiaparelli: Evening ensemble 1939(C.I.46.4.10a-c) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art