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Coat

Designer:
Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973)
Date:
1947–49
Culture:
French
Medium:
wool, silk, synthetic
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of A.M. Tenney Associates, Inc., 1950
Accession Number:
2009.300.137
Not on view
In 1949, marketing company A.M. Tenney Associates commissioned French couturiers to design clothing that featured Estron, a new synthetic fiber developed by Tennessee Eastman Corporation. According to a press release about the designs, this example by Schiaparelli was featured in an earlier collection, but was refashioned in the new American fabric. It also exhibits signature Schiaparelli elements, such as inventive cut and offbeat buttons.
Marking: Label: "Schiaparelli/21.place vendôme/Paris"
Label: "Made in France"
Tape label: "92047"
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