Help us bring life to art, and art to lives. Make a donation.

close_button
Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Cape

Designer:
Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973)
Manufacturer:
Textile manufactured by Bianchini-Férier (French, founded Lyons, 1888)
Date:
1933–34
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Millicent Huttleston Rogers, 1951
Accession Number:
2009.300.2376
Not on view
For Schiaparelli's winter 1933-34 collection, George Hoyningen-Huene photographed Schiaparelli wearing a similar cape of a special quilted taffeta fabric produced by textile manufacturer Bianchini-Férier. The cape in the Brooklyn Museum collection, a close variation of the one in the photograph, was worn by fashionable Schiaparelli devotee Millicent Rogers, and is probably from that same collection. The fascinating textured fabric of Rogers' cape is a signature of Schiaparelli's work, as she was known for her treasury of unique fabrics.
Marking: Label: "Schiaparelli/4. rue de la Paix/Paris/18772"
Related Objects

Evening cape

Artist: Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973) Date: ca. 1930 Medium: feathers, silk Accession: 1993.92 On view in:Not on view

Evening ensemble

Artist: Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973) Date: 1937–39 Medium: rayon, silk, metallic thread, metal, plastic Accession: 1978.288.22a–e On view in:Not on view

Suit

Artist: Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973) Date: ca. 1952 Medium: wool, rayon Accession: 1984.587.8a, b On view in:Not on view

Evening coat

Artist: Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973) Date: 1930s Medium: silk Accession: 1995.28.1 On view in:Not on view

Bolero

Artist: Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973) Date: early 1930s Medium: silk Accession: 1995.28.2 On view in:Not on view