Woman's Gloves

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

Geography:
Made in Paris, France, Europe

Date:
Winter 1936-1937

Medium:
Black suede, red snakeskin

Dimensions:
9 3/8 x 3 3/8 inches (23.8 x 8.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1969-232-55d,e

Credit Line:
Gift of Mme Elsa Schiaparelli, 1969

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Additional information:
  • PublicationShocking! 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.