Designed by Elsa Schiaparelli, French (born Italy), 1890 - 1973
Geography: Made in Paris, France, Europe Date: Summer 1939Medium: Silk satinDimensions: Center Back Length: 42 inches (106.7 cm)
Waist: 24 inches (61 cm)Curatorial Department: Costume and TextilesObject Location:
Currently not on view
Accession Number: 1969-232-48a,bCredit Line: Gift of Mme Elsa Schiaparelli, 1969
Shocking! The Art and Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli
This bustled evening dress was worn by a young woman who danced a quadrille at the Gala de la tour Eiffel (Eiffel Tower Ball). The bustle on the pink-and-black-striped satin gown was created by folding in half two rectangular pieces of fabric and pleating them into the waist at the back. Dilys E. Blum, from Shocking! The Art and Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli (2003), p. 203.