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Herbert Sondheim fashion business scrapbooks ➔ Women's Black Wool Suit with Persian Fur Accents and Soutache Embroidery

Drawing/Painting/Print


Related people/organizations

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

Date

circa 1938

Work Type

design drawings

Measurements

5.5 in (width) x 8.25 in (height)

Description

Women's black wool suit with a knee-length skirt and long-sleeved box coat featuring a persian fur collar and two rounded persian fur chest pockets with soutache embroidery. Sketch (in color) depicts the model wearing a pink hat and also includes a view of the ensemble worn without the coat, showing a long-sleeved crepe blouse with a stand-up collar, two upper chest pockets, and bands of shirring under the pockets and at the waist.

Inscription

[Right]: Schiap/Blk wool/suit/persian/persian/pockets/flaps emb/in soutache [Left]: crepe blouse/pocket/shirring

Source

A very similar ensemble was featured in Vogue, 1938: "A sneak preview...." Telegraph.com. http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/galleries/TMG9238318/11/A-sneak-preview-of-the-Schiaparelli-and-Prada-Impossible-Conversations-catalogue-in-pictures.html.

Related Terms

Kellen Design Archives
graphite
sketching

Location

box 4, folder 66

Identifier

KA0039_V9p66-006

Citation

Herbert Sondheim, Inc; Elsa Schiaparelli. Women's Black Wool Suit with Persian Fur Accents and Soutache Embroidery. circa 1938. Herbert Sondheim fashion business scrapbooks. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 15 Oct 2019.

Use Restrictions

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