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Herbert Sondheim, Inc. 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

Use Restrictions

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/ 


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