Wartime rationing was an indexical and para-monetary system applied to products. Schiaparelli represented the language and practice of rationed items - number of coupons required for each apparel article - on this blouse and handbag.
Marking: [label] (on dress shields) "Bonwit Teller Salon de Couture"
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Wordrobe," September 3, 1997–November 23, 1997.
Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture. "Wearable Propaganda: Civilian Textiles on the Home Front in Japan, Britian, and the United States, 1931 – 1945," November 16, 2005–February 5, 2006.