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Herbert Sondheim fashion business scrapbooks ➔ Black Women's Suit with Deep Pink Embroidered "Lip" Pockets

Drawing/Painting/Print


Related people/organizations

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

Date

circa 1937

Work Type

design drawings

Measurements

5.5 in (width) x 8.25 in (height)

Description

Black women's suit with a knee-length dress and long-sleeved jacket featuring a stand-up collar and deep pink paillette embroidered lips on two waist pockets and underneath the collar. Sketch depicts the full ensemble (in color), worn with what appears to be a cartwheel hat tied under the neck, as well as the dress worn without the jacket (in black graphite only), revealing a belted waist and darts extending down from the neckline. This suit is similar to the one featured in the October 1937 issue of L'Officiel and serves as a prime example of Schiaparelli's connection to surrealism.

Inscription

[Right]: Schiap/Blk suit/dress/darts [Left]: paillettes/lips/deep pink/emb. paillettes/(lips)

Source

Image of the same (or similar) jacket taken from the October 1937 issue of L'Officiel may be found here: "Images." The Metropolitan Museum of Art. http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2012/impossible-conversations/images.

Related Terms

graphite
sketching
Kellen Design Archives

Location

box 3, folder 4

Identifier

KA0039_V9p04-002

Citation

Herbert Sondheim, Inc; Elsa Schiaparelli. Black Women's Suit with Deep Pink Embroidered "Lip" Pockets . circa 1937. Herbert Sondheim fashion business scrapbooks. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 19 Oct 2019.

Use Restrictions

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