Wallis in the Elsa Schiaparelli gown, which she designed with Salvador Dalí, for her shoot by Cecil Beaton for Vogue; 1937.

Elsa Schiaparelli 1938 The Circus Collection. A pair of evening pink opera length gloves with dramatic shirred ruffles which run the entire length of each glove down the back of the hand extending all the way up the forearm. Worn with the Tears dress. The colour complemented the print of the dress, since crêpe is more stretchy, precluding the need for buttons or fastenings. Schiaparelli had a knack for taking everyday garments and using unusual details and trimmings to make them…

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