Herbert Sondheim, Inc
1935 – 1940
5.5 in (width) x 7.75 in (height)
Evening ensemble featuring a straight floor-length black dress with gold and pearl embroidery at the bodice and a fitted blue coat with what appears to be shirring and buttons at the waist. Sketch also includes a view of the dress worn without the jacket, which shows that the embroidery on the dress is in some sort of symmetrical plant or flower design. Both views are in color.
[Right]: white + gold/Emb/Blue coat/Blk dress/Gold + Pearl Emb
[Left]: Schiap/[red?] pearl/Emb.
An example of similar embroidery by Schiaparelli may be found here:
"Evening Blouse: Elsa Schiaparelli." The Metropolitan Museum of Art. http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/157238.
Kellen Design Archives
box 1, folder 25
Herbert Sondheim, Inc; Elsa Schiaparelli. Women's Evening Ensemble with Gold and Pearl Embroidery .
1935 – 1940. Herbert Sondheim fashion business scrapbooks. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive
. Web. 14 Oct 2019
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