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Novelty bag

Elsa Schiaparelli for House of Schiaparellic. 1938

The Museum at FIT

The Museum at FIT

Elsa Schiaparelli is best known for her surrealistic fashions, such as her "shoe hat" and "tear dress." This charming evening bag is designed to resemble a bouquet of violets and pansies. When the bag moves, the flowers tremble.

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  • Title: Novelty bag
  • Creator: Elsa Schiaparelli
  • Fashion House: Schiaparelli
  • Date Created: c. 1938
  • Location Created: France
  • Type: Bag
  • Rights: Copyright The Museum at FIT
  • Medium: Silk net and millinery flowers
  • Credit: Museum purchase

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