Evening jacket

Designer Elsa Schiaparelli Italian
Manufacturer House of Lesage French

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A striking, intricate example of the collaboration between Schiaparelli and the famed house of Lesage, this evening jacket from the summer 1937 collection was worn by the matchless Millicent Rogers. The unique materials and three-dimensional quality of the Lesage embroidery is one-of-a-kind and epitomizes summer, the season in which it would be worn. The leaves are made of glass and fringe the neck, edges and pockets. Fanciful bushes made of looped silk cord are bursting forth with multi-colored petite glass flower heads and fruits and edged with fronds of silver beads. The stunning work is indicative of the quality and creativity of Lesage’s work.

Evening jacket, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973), silk, glass, French

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