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Herbert Sondheim fashion business scrapbooks ➔ Women's Evening Ensemble with Gold and Pearl Embroidery

Drawing/Painting/Print


Related people/organizations

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

Date

1935 – 1940

Work Type

design drawings

Measurements

5.5 in (width) x 7.75 in (height)

Description

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.

Inscription

[Right]: white + gold/Emb/Blue coat/Blk dress/Gold + Pearl Emb [Left]: Schiap/[red?] pearl/Emb.

Source

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.

Related Terms

graphite
sketching
Kellen Design Archives

Location

box 1, folder 25

Identifier

KA0039_V8p25-009

Citation

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.

Use Restrictions

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