Vintage 1930s Elsa Schiaparelli Jacket

by Ellen Flanz, Bozeman Mont on April 5, 2011

Vintage 1930s Elsa Schiaparelli Jacket

vintage clothing womens Elsa Schiaparelli 1930s

vintage 1930s Elsa Schiaparelli jacket

It’s impossible to think of clothes from the 1930s without putting Elsa Schiaparelli at the forefront of the category.The figure-embracing constructions of Schiaparelli’s designs is exemplified perfectly by this vintage 1930s bolero jacket reflect a reverence for what she referred to as the “architecture” of the human form. The bolero jacket became a signature design.

Pink and green striped silk vintage Schiaparelli bolero is lavishly embroidered on the front with gold cord, pale gold sequins, emerald scalloped fan-shaped glass beads, clear and amber glass beads, glass pentagons that have some remaining green wash, and pink faceted glass ovals. Jacket is constructed to fit closely to the torso and arms, which have double darts at the elbows; concealed buttons for closure. Front bodice has lined plackets to protect the embroidery.

Follow this link to see more images and history about this vintage 1930s Elsa Schiaparelli jacket, a museum-quality example of 1930s clothing.

What will you be wearing to the opening of the Metropolitan Museum’s Schiaparelli blockbuster show in 2012?

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