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Evening blouse

Designer:
Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973)
Department Store:
Bonwit Teller & Co. (American, founded 1907)
Date:
1940–45
Culture:
French
Medium:
rayon, plastic, glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Julia B. Henry, 1978
Accession Number:
1978.288.23a–f
Not on view
Wartime rationing was an indexical and para-monetary system applied to products. Schiaparelli represented the language and practice of rationed items - number of coupons required for each apparel article - on this blouse and handbag.
Marking: [label] (on dress shields) "Bonwit Teller Salon de Couture"
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