Elsa Schiaparelli Haute Couture evening dress from 1940, a short sleeved dress in matt black crepe.The extremely simple, fluid shape is relieved by a slashed neckline and a bold embroidered spray of lilies by the House of Lesage in various sizes of pearls, bead, sequins and metallic strip. The dress fastens with a black plastic zip on the left-hand side. House of Schiaparelli.
Day dress Place of origin: Paris, France Date: ca. 1889 Artist/Maker: Charles Frederick Worth Materials and Techniques: Wool, with figured satin panels, edged with moiré ribbon, lined with silk, boned, pleats, gold beaded tulle Museum number: T.268&A-1972 | V&A