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Woman's Dinner Jacket

Designed by Elsa Schiaparelli, French (born Italy), 1890 - 1973. Embroidered by Lesage, Paris, founded 1922.

Made in Paris, France, Europe

Spring 1939

Wool knit , rayon velvet appliqués, silk embroidery, metal buttons

Center Back Length: 21 1/2 inches (54.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

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Credit Line:
Gift of Mme Elsa Schiaparelli, 1969

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  • PublicationShocking! The Art and Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli

    Black velvet patches on black wool and black buttons in the shape of harlequin masks add a touch of fantasy to this jacket from Schiaparelli’s Modern Comedy collection, originally worn over a slinky black evening dress. Dilys E. Blum, from Shocking! The Art and Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli (2003), p. 198.