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Herbert Sondheim fashion business scrapbooks ➔ Black Wool Dress and Green Wool Bolero Jacket with Black Soutache Embroidery


Related people/organizations

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


circa 1938

Work Type

design drawings


5.5 in (width) x 8.25 in (height)


Black wool knee-length dress with a black belt and green wool bolero jacket featuring black soutache embroidery on the reverse side of the lapels and sleeve cuffs. Sketch includes a view of the full ensemble (in color) worn with a small-brimmed black hat with green stripe, as well as partial views in black graphite of the back of the jacket and the back of the dress worn without the jacket, which shows two rows of tucks on the upper bodice. The jacket was featured in Elsa Schiaparelli's Spring 1938 collection and is currently part of the costume collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


[Right]: Schiap/Blk wool/dress/green woolemb/bolero/revers/emb./in blk soutache/Back [Left]: tucks


Identical bolero jacket by Schiaparelli may be found here: "Jacket: Elsa Schiaparelli." The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Related Terms

Kellen Design Archives


box 3, folder 13




Herbert Sondheim, Inc; Elsa Schiaparelli. Black Wool Dress and Green Wool Bolero Jacket with Black Soutache Embroidery . circa 1938. Herbert Sondheim fashion business scrapbooks. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 10 Dec 2019.

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