Herbert Sondheim, Inc
5.5 in (width) x 8.75 in (height)
Strapless evening dress featuring a floor-length "peau d'ange" (angel skin) satin skirt with goring for fullness, and a boned bodice with a sweetheart neckline that is covered with white soutache and lace, which is also appliqued to the top of the skirt. (Dress appears to be colored with pink or purple graphite, but the color is indicated as white).
[Right]: Ch-/white soutache and lace/appliqued to skirt/seams/white peau/d'ange/satin/same back
[Left]: boned underneath/gored
Photo of same dress (with straps) found here:
"Evening Dress: House of Chanel." The Metropolitan Museum of Art. http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/82111?rpp=90&pg=2&ft=chanel&pos=124&imgNo=2&tabName=related-objects.
Kellen Design Archives
box 1, folder 4
Herbert Sondheim, Inc; Coco Chanel. Strapless Evening Dress with Soutache and Lace Embellishments.
circa 1938. Herbert Sondheim fashion business scrapbooks. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive
. Web. 15 Oct 2019
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