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Herbert Sondheim fashion business scrapbooks ➔ Strapless Evening Dress with Soutache and Lace Embellishments

Drawing/Painting/Print


Related people/organizations

Herbert Sondheim, Inc (compiler)
Coco Chanel (designer)

Date

circa 1938

Work Type

design drawings

Measurements

5.5 in (width) x 8.75 in (height)

Description

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).

Inscription

[Right]: Ch-/white soutache and lace/appliqued to skirt/seams/white peau/d'ange/satin/same back [Left]: boned underneath/gored

Source

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.

Related Terms

graphite
sketching
Kellen Design Archives

Location

box 1, folder 4

Identifier

KA0039_V8p04-004

Citation

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. 20 Aug 2019.

Use Restrictions

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