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.
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.