Throughout Schiaparelli's career, she experimented with multiple unique forms of closures made of various materials, such as ceramic mermaid ornaments, and metal lion head, composition gumball and bullet-shaped buttons. A good example of her interest in creative closures, this jacket of crisp broadcloth fastened with metal clips, cuts a chic silhouette. The placement of the closures and the wrap-like construction create a quadrant effect, making the garment appear double-breasted.


  • Title: Jacket
  • Creator: Elsa Schiaparelli
  • Date Created: 1932
  • Physical Dimensions: Length at CB: 19 in. (48.3 cm)
  • Type: Jacket
  • External Link: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Collection Online
  • Medium: wool, metal
  • Designer: Elsa Schiaparelli
  • Culture: French
  • Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Arturo and Paul Peralta-Ramos, 1954
  • Creator Death Date: 1973
  • Creator Birth Date: 1890
  • Accession Number: 2009.300.176

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