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Woman's Evening Dress and Veil

Designed by Elsa Schiaparelli, French (born Italy), 1890 - 1973. Designed in collaboration with Salvador Dalí, Spanish, 1904 - 1989.

Made in Paris, France, Europe

Summer 1938

Printed silk crepe; silk crepe with cut-outs and appliqués

(a) Center Front Length: 57 inches (144.8 cm) (a) Center Back Length: 41 1/2 inches (105.4 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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This evening dress is printed with an illusionistic design of torn animal flesh, which is given a third dimension in the appliquéd fabric applied to the veil.