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Button

Designer:
Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973)
Maker:
Attributed to Jean Clemént (French, 1900–1949)
Maker:
Attributed to Roger Jean-Pierre (French, active 1934–1976)
Date:
1938
Culture:
French
Medium:
glass, metal
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Arturo and Paul Peralta-Ramos, 1955
Accession Number:
2009.300.1502a, b
Not on view
Several of these buttons and fasteners were shown in "A Slice of Schiaparelli: Surrealism in Fashion from the Brooklyn Museum." Patricia Mears names and dates them as follows:
"Tinsel Candlestick" jacket fasteners, winter 1937-38
"Playing Card" emblem buttons, fall-winter 1939
"Ship Tacking Hinge" jacket pins, ca. 1935
"Crown" button, fall 1937
"Victorian mirror" suit pins, spring 1938
"Cricket" jacket pins, fall 1938
Brooklyn Museum. "A Slice of Schiaparelli," October 20, 1995–March 24, 1996.

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