Woman's Evening Coat Made in Paris, France, Europe Fall 1939 Designed by Elsa Schiaparelli, French (born Italy), 1890 - 1973. Embroidered by Lesage, Paris, founded 1922. Silk faille, gold embroidery Center Front Length: 54 inches (137.2 cm)
Elsa Schiaparelli evening ensemble 1938 of silk velvet jacket and skirt with embroidered fronds and leaves worked in bronze and gold coloured fine metallic threads and bright metal strips. Blue and pink oval glass rhinestones form stylised flower heads. In addition, tiny blue and gold sequins are scattered over the jacket. Three embossed metal buttons resembling star-like flowers fasten the garment.The deep hue of the silk velvet sets off the rich golds of the baroque design perfectly.
Woman's Dress: Bodice with Attached Overskirt, Dickey, and Skirt Made in France, Europe c. 1889-91 Designed by John Redfern & Sons, Paris, 1881 - 1892 Silk warp-faced plain weave, silk satin with brocading, ostrich feathers
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