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Jacket

Designer:
Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973)
Date:
winter 1934
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk, ceramic, plastic
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Millicent Huttleston Rogers, 1951
Accession Number:
2009.300.152a, b
Not on view
From Schiaparelli's winter 1934 collection, this jacket design is realized in a rich brown moiré, the pattern of which appears like wood grain. The tree-trunk shaped buttons further the woodland theme, and are in keeping with Schiaparelli's propensity to employ playful closures in her designs. The fitted sleeves and rounded shoulders are an example of her focus on shoulders in the winter collection and the overall silhouette of the jacket, particularly the construction and triangular seaming of the back, references 19th-century women’s jackets.
Marking: Label: "Schiaparelli/4. rue de la Paix/Paris/Hiver 1934/26910"
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