This 1946 Théâtre de la Mode ensemble consists of a full-length ermine cape lined in pale pink satin (synthetic) with matching pink satin evening dress. The strapless bodice and full skirt are embroidered in a scroll pattern of old-gold sequins. Coiffure by Desfossés; embroidery by Gaby; pale pink kid gloves by Hermès. Mannequin designed by Eliane Bonabel and created by Jean Saint-Martin.


  • Title: Rose de France
  • Creator: Mendel
  • Date: 1946
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Physical Dimensions: w14 x h29 in (complete)
  • Media: ermine, satin, leather, sequins, wire, plaster, raffia
  • Credit Line: Gift of Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne and Paul Verdier
  • Provenance: Collection of Maryhill Museum of Art
  • Type: Figurine
  • Rights: http://www.maryhillmuseum.org/discover/about-maryhill-museum-of-art/press-room/images-for-publication

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