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Evening ensemble

Designer:
Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973)
Department Store:
for Saks Fifth Avenue (American, founded 1924)
Date:
1939
Culture:
French
Medium:
wool, silk, rayon, metallic thread, glass, plastic
Credit Line:
Gift of Julia B. Henry, 1978
Accession Number:
1978.288.20a–e
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.
Marking: [label] "Salon Moderne, Saks Fifth Ave."
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