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    Sale 5340

    Interiors - 20th Century Edition including Modern Design, Art, Fashion & Prints

    16 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 144

    POSSIBLY ELSA SCHIAPARELLI

    A BLACK AND GREEN LACE ENSEMBLE

    Price Realised  

    POSSIBLY ELSA SCHIAPARELLI
    A BLACK AND GREEN LACE ENSEMBLE
    1930s, comprising black silk slip with large-scale floral lace overlay in vivid green, the blouse separate
    Approximately UK 8
    Unlabelled


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    The design and fabric of this ensemble very closely resemble an illustration in the holdings of the Brooklyn Museum, unsigned, which made up the collection of the Henri Bendel department store in New York City. Bendel bought designs in Paris to copy in the US. The box contained designed from Christian Dior, Mainbocher and several of the best couture houses in Paris, including Schiaparelli.

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