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Elsa Schiaparelli

Elsa Schiaparelli

Cape, Evening.  Elsa Schiaparelli  (Italian, 1890–1973).  Manufacturer: House of Lesage (French, founded 1922). Date: spring 1937. Culture: French. Medium: wool, metal, silk. Dimensions: Length at CB: 59 in. (149.9 cm).

Cape, Evening. Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973). Manufacturer: House of Lesage (French, founded 1922). Date: spring 1937. Culture: French. Medium: wool, metal, silk. Dimensions: Length at CB: 59 in. (149.9 cm).

Elsa Schiaparelli Pagan dress ca. 1928 via The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Elsa Schiaparelli Pagan dress ca. 1928 via The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dress, Evening.  Elsa Schiaparelli  (Italian, 1890–1973).  Date: 1933–35. Culture: French. Medium: silk.

Dress, Evening. Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973). Date: 1933–35. Culture: French. Medium: silk.

Dress designed by Elsa Schiaparelli, 1946. Courtesy Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti, all rights reserved.

Dress designed by Elsa Schiaparelli, 1946. Courtesy Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti, all rights reserved.

A rare Schiaparelli couture shocking pink coat-dress, late 1930s-early 1940s with detachable turquoise stone buttons

A rare Schiaparelli couture shocking pink coat-dress, late 1930s-early 1940s with detachable turquoise stone buttons

Elsa Schiaparelli ; Dress 1939 vintage fashion style designer couture novelty print day dress floral white pink black outfit suit shirt skirt pants

Elsa Schiaparelli ; Dress 1939 vintage fashion style designer couture novelty print day dress floral white pink black outfit suit shirt skirt pants

This jacket shows how Schiaparelli used historical and traditional embroideries, including magnificent ecclesiastical vestments, as sources of inspiration.

This jacket shows how Schiaparelli used historical and traditional embroideries, including magnificent ecclesiastical vestments, as sources of inspiration.

Evening dress | House of Schiaparelli | French | 1938 | silk, metallic | Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 2009.300.3943

Evening dress | House of Schiaparelli | French | 1938 | silk, metallic | Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 2009.300.3943

Ensemble (image 2 - jacket) | House of Schiaparelli | French | 1940 | wool, beads | Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 2009.300.1169a, b

Ensemble (image 2 - jacket) | House of Schiaparelli | French | 1940 | wool, beads | Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 2009.300.1169a, b

Sweater (Pullover).  Elsa Schiaparelli  (Italian, 1890–1973).  Date: 1950s. Culture: French. Medium: wool, silk. Dimensions: Length: 21 in. (53.3 cm).

Sweater (Pullover). Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973). Date: 1950s. Culture: French. Medium: wool, silk. Dimensions: Length: 21 in. (53.3 cm).

Evening dress (image 3) | House of Schiaparelli | French | 1933-35 | silk | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 1977.201.12

Evening dress (image 3) | House of Schiaparelli | French | 1933-35 | silk | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 1977.201.12