Wool crepe jacket with coloured metal and glass beaded appliques on the front, and with large gold-painted cast-metal alloy buttons down the front in the form of circus horses. Concealed pockets behind the appliques. Hip length and shaped to the figure. Wide square padded shoulders. The neck is 'V' shaped with a front triangular turn-back collar. Fastens down the centre front with metal clasps and twisted metal eyes masking which are four cast horses. At each side is a scalloped band, extending to outline the hip pocket in glass bugle beads. Lined with thick matching twilled silk.


  • Title: Circus
  • Creator: Elsa Schiaparelli
  • Date Created: 1938
  • Location Created: France
  • Provenance: Given by Miss P. Otway-Smithers
  • Medium: Wool, painted metal, glass beads, appliqued, padded, lined with silk

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