Saturday, June 30, 2012

Schiaparelli 1938

Elsa Schiaparelli as Ringmaster.  And all of Paris followed her folly and her circus...

In Vogue.  1938.

In the Philadelphia Museum:

Naif drawings of circus animals on silk crepe.

Collection of the Philadelphia Museum
In the V & A:

Detail from a 1938 Schiaparelli Circus Collection silk twill jacket with prancing horses and gold metallic thread saddles and plumes.  The buttons are handmade cast metal acrobats:

Collection V & A
Brown wool jacket with cast metal circus horses buttons:

Collection V & A

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