Herbert Sondheim, Inc
5.5 in (width) x 8.25 in (height)
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.
[Right]: Schiap/Blk wool/suit/persian/persian/pockets/flaps emb/in soutache
[Left]: crepe blouse/pocket/shirring
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.
Kellen Design Archives
box 4, folder 66
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
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