Woman's Dinner Dress

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

Made in Paris, France, Europe

Summer 1938

Printed silk chiffon

Center Back Length: 54 inches (137.2 cm) Waist: 24 inches (61 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

    This short-sleeved ankle-length dinner dress with a flaring skirt is made of sheer pink silk chiffon printed with the same circus motifs used for the blue silk crêpe evening dress (Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1969-232-39a,b). Dilys E. Blum, from Shocking! The Art and Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli (2003), p. 174.