Length at CB (a): 20 1/4 in. (51.4 cm)
Length at CB (b): 21 1/4 in. (54 cm)
Width (c): 9 in. (22.9 cm)
Gift of Julia B. Henry, 1978
Not on view
Schiaparelli's lavishly embroidered jackets, in the tradition of 18th century dressmaking, served to denote the social status of their wearers. During the mid- to late-1930s, her dinner suit became the badge of the well-dressed woman, and her well-heeled clients included the Duchess of Windsor and the Honorable Mrs. Reginald Fellowes.