Woman's Coat

Designed by Elsa Schiaparelli, French (born Italy), 1890 - 1973

Made in Paris, France, Europe

Fall 1953

Rayon floss, silk chiffon

Center Back Length: 50 inches (127 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Mme Elsa Schiaparelli, 1969

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  • PublicationShocking! The Art and Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli

    The April showing of Schiaparelli’s midseason collection for fall 1953 included formal evening wraps of “angel hair”—long, glistening rayon threads knotted into a loosely scattered fringe that moved as one walked. For this white coat, worn over a pink organdy dress, the threads are shaded from white to pink. Dilys E. Blum, from Shocking! The Art and Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli (2003), p. 285.