Evening gloves

Design House Schiaparelli French
Designer Elsa Schiaparelli Italian
Embroidery by House of Lesage French

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Music was the theme for Schiaparelli's fall 1939 collection, which manifested itself in music boxes on belts and hats, buttons shaped like drums, and shimmering embroidered instruments and music notes. These gloves made to to be worn with evening dress (see 2009.300.1165a, b) which they match. The musical notes and symbols are embroidered in vibrant metallic thread on a gossamer organza and possibly form the tune of some fanciful song that one can imagine hearing as the gloves are slipped on with the dress.

Evening gloves, Schiaparelli (French, founded 1927), silk, metal, French

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