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Jacket

Elsa Schiaparelli1932

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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.

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