Shocking! The Art and Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli
In her August 1936 collection for winter 1936–37, Shiaparelli produced suede gloves in both black and white, with red snakeskin fingernails to replicate human hands. The black gloves were worn with Surrealist suits with pockets that looked like miniature bureau drawers, designed in collaboration with Salvador Dalí. Dilys E. Blum, from Shocking! The Art and Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli (2003), p. 131.