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Herbert Sondheim fashion business scrapbooks ➔ Black Crêpe Women's Evening Ensemble with Ottoman Jacket, High-Hat Buttons, and Velvet Bows


Related people/organizations

Herbert Sondheim, Inc (compiler)
Elsa Schiaparelli (designer)


1935 – 1940

Work Type

design drawings


5.5 in (width) x 8.25 in (height)


Women's evening ensemble with a black ottoman jacket featuring black plastic high-hat buttons, waist pockets, and a velvet bow at the neck. Sketch includes a view of the full ensemble (in color) in addition to a sketch of the back of the ensemble and the front of the black crêpe dress without the jacket (both in black graphite only). The back view shows two velvet bows at the waist and a velvet bow that holds draping at the bottom of the skirt. The front view of the dress shows a sweetheart neckline and thin straps. Model is depicted holding a lit cigarette.


[Right]: Schiap/velvet bow/on band/Blk crêpe/dress/front [Left]: Blk ottoman/jacket/blk plastique/high hat/buttons/2/velvet/bows/velvet/bow/holds/drape

Related Terms

Kellen Design Archives


box 1, folder 13




Herbert Sondheim, Inc; Elsa Schiaparelli. Black Cr̻pe Women's Evening Ensemble with Ottoman Jacket, High-Hat Buttons, and Velvet Bows. 1935 Р1940. Herbert Sondheim fashion business scrapbooks. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 18 Oct 2019.

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