Lot 109 : An Elsa Schiaparelli couture embroidered midnight-blue velvet evening jacket, Autumn-Winter, 1937-38. Estimate: £10000 - £15000. © Kerry Taylor Auctions
An Elsa Schiaparelli couture embroidered midnight-blue velvet evening jacket, Autumn-Winter, 1937-38. Paris label with date, richly embroidered by Lesage with gilt strip, gilt cord and sequins, blue and pink rhinestones, with three turquoise tinted metal star-burst 'buttons' with brass closure hooks, discreet pocket vents inserted at the hips, small shoulder pads, lined in blue silk, bust 86cm, 34in
Provenance: Stella, Lady Eaton.
See 'Shocking' Schiaparelli by Dilys Blum pp166-7 for a full-page photograph of Lady Clark of Saltwood wearing a similar jacket in burgundy velvet in 1939 at the opening of the Modern Art Museum in New York.
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