Woman's Evening Dress: Bodice and Skirt

Designed by Elsa Schiaparelli, French (born Italy), 1890 - 1973

Geography:
Made in Paris, France, Europe

Date:
Summer 1939

Medium:
Silk satin

Dimensions:
Center Back Length: 42 inches (106.7 cm) Waist: 24 inches (61 cm)

Copyright:

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1969-232-48a,b

Credit Line:
Gift of Mme Elsa Schiaparelli, 1969

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Label:
This bustled evening dress was worn by a young woman who danced a quadrille at the Eiffel Tower Anniversary Ball of 1939.

Additional information:
  • PublicationShocking! The Art and Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli

    This bustled evening dress was worn by a young woman who danced a quadrille at the Gala de la tour Eiffel (Eiffel Tower Ball). The bustle on the pink-and-black-striped satin gown was created by folding in half two rectangular pieces of fabric and pleating them into the waist at the back. Dilys E. Blum, from Shocking! The Art and Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli (2003), p. 203.