Penn and Vreeland, Inventive Paris Clothes 1909-1939, The Viking Press, 1977, p. 85; Szarkowski, Irving Penn, The Museum of Modern Art, 1984, pl. 119; Penn, Passage: A Work Record, Alfred A. Knopf Callaway, 1991, p. 214; Greenough, Irving Penn: Platinum Prints, National Gallery of Art Yale University Press, 2005, pl. 69
Post Lot Text
This image presents 'A delicious black silk velvet jacket, embroidered with gold and mirror glass - very rococo in design. The large motifs simulate antique hand mirrors. Schiaparelli complements the jacket and dinner dress with a small hat. (1939)'
Diana Vreeland notes that 'It was in her trimmings and motifs that Schiaparelli revealed her wonderful Italian sense of amusement.' (Inventive Paris Clothes, p. 82)