Art/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

"Apollo of Versailles"

Designer:
Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973)
Date:
winter 1938–39
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk, metallic
Credit Line:
Gift of Estate of Lady Mendl, 1951
Accession Number:
C.I.51.83
Not on view
In a sui generis gesture to one client, this velvet cape for Lady Mendl refers to her taste for eighteenth-century style and the spectacular, and celebrates the Apollo Founrtain and its proximity to her house in the Parc de Varsailles.
Marking: [label] Made in France
Related Objects

Evening cape

Artist: Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973) Date: ca. 1930 Medium: feathers, silk Accession: 1993.92 On view in:Not on view

Evening ensemble

Artist: Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973) Date: 1939 Medium: silk Accession: C.I.46.4.10a–c On view in:Not on view

Court presentation ensemble

Artist: Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973) Date: fall 1938 Medium: silk, feathers Accession: C.I.46.4.3a–e On view in:Not on view

Evening ensemble

Artist: Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973) Date: 1939 Medium: wool, silk, rayon, metallic thread, glass, plastic Accession: 1978.288.20a–e On view in:Not on view

Evening ensemble

Artist: Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973) Date: 1937–39 Medium: rayon, silk, metallic thread, metal, plastic Accession: 1978.288.22a–e On view in:Not on view