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Woman's Evening Coat

Designed by Elsa Schiaparelli, French (born Italy), 1890 - 1973. Designed in collaboration with Jean Cocteau, French, 1889 - 1963. Embroidered by Lesage, Paris, founded 1922.

Made in Paris, France, Europe

Fall 1937

Rayon knit, silk and gilded metallic thread embroidery, silk appliquéd flowers

Center Back Length: 58 inches (147.3 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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The embroidery design illustrates Dalí's paranoiac-critical method, in which more than one possible meaning can be attached to the same image. Here, two faces in profile can also be viewed as a rose-filled urn set atop a fluted column.