The Duchess of Windsor, who favored Schiaparelli tailoring and dressmaking, wears her model of the jacket in a famous photogrphic portrait by Cecil Beaton. Of particular interest in this jacket in The Costume Institute are that the original basting stitches establishing the grain-lines of the sleeve and back of the jacket, which have been left in place. The client may have planned and insisted upon alterations outside the house of Schiaparelli. It would have been exceedingly rare for an unfinished garment to have been given to a client.


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