Designer Elsa Schiaparelli Italian

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Throughout Schiaparelli's career, she experimented with multiple unique forms of closures made of various materials, such as ceramic mermaid ornaments, and metal lion head, composition gumball and bullet-shaped buttons. A good example of her interest in creative closures, this jacket of crisp broadcloth fastened with metal clips, cuts a chic silhouette. The placement of the closures and the wrap-like construction create a quadrant effect, making the garment appear double-breasted.

Jacket, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973), wool, metal, French

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