An Elsa Schiaparelli couture deep fuchsia velvet evening coat, late 1930s, bearing printed petersham Paris label and numbered 91184, the front bodice with curved multi-darted seams which sweep down to form a curve at the narrow rear waist, with dramatic fan-shaped pleats forming leg o' mutton sleeves, four large celluloid disc buttons inset with glitter and beads, high stand angular collar, silk lining, chest approx 86cm, 34in

An Elsa Schiaparelli couture deep fuchsia velvet evening coat, late 1930s, bearing printed petersham Paris label and numbered 91184, the front bodice with curved multi-darted seams which sweep down to form a curve at the narrow rear waist, with dramatic fan-shaped pleats forming leg o' mutton sleeves, four large celluloid disc buttons inset with glitter and beads, high stand angular collar, silk lining, chest approx 86cm, 34in

Elsa Schiaparelli an iconic Italian Designer, "Never fit a dress to the body but train the body to fit the dress."

Elsa Schiaparelli an iconic Italian Designer, "Never fit a dress to the body but train the body to fit the dress."

Blouse.  Elsa Schiaparelli  (Italian, 1890–1973).  Date: ca. 1937. Culture: French. Medium: rayon. Dimensions: Length at CB: 21 1/2 in. (54.6 cm).

Blouse. Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973). Date: ca. 1937. Culture: French. Medium: rayon. Dimensions: Length at CB: 21 1/2 in. (54.6 cm).

schiaparelli hand belt. She pioneered the concept of themed collections—designing around the idea of the Zodiac, say, or Music

schiaparelli hand belt. She pioneered the concept of themed collections—designing around the idea of the Zodiac, say, or Music

Schiaparelli colloborated with Andre Cocteau for this stunning and romantic coat.

Schiaparelli colloborated with Andre Cocteau for this stunning and romantic coat.

Elsa Schiaparelli The Pagan Collection, 1938 | ##vintage

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Elsa Schiaparelli - my favourite surrealist fashion designer...love the golden hair sleeve on this 1937 embroidered piece.

Tous les matins du monde sont sans retour

Elsa Schiaparelli - my favourite surrealist fashion designer...love the golden hair sleeve on this 1937 embroidered piece.

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Remembering Elsa Schiaparelli: A Look at the World’s First Surrealist Fashion Designer

Elsa Schiaparelli, the more vintage c  gowns and shoes I see the more and more I realize the saying "what's old is new again" is so true

Elsa Schiaparelli, the more vintage c gowns and shoes I see the more and more I realize the saying "what's old is new again" is so true

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