Evening coat

American
about 1936
After Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian (active in France), 1890–1973)


Dimensions

Center back: 146.1 cm (57 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2013.57

Medium or Technique

Wool

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s black, full-length coat. Embellished velvet lapels in deep red. Lapels embellished with turquoise beads and gold, leather flowers. Closure at natural waist. Covered button and loop closure at center front. No interior label.

Provenance

About 1936, purchased by Lucile Darst Casey Swift (b. 1881 - d. 1969), Boston, MA; about 1936, gift of Swift to her daughter, Eleanor Swift Reeve (b. 1916 - d. 2003), Manchester, MA; about 1960, gift of Reeve to her daughter, Cassandra Reeve Stone, Newport, RI; 2012, gift of Stone to the MFA. (Accession date: January 30, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward L. Stone in memory of her grandmother, Mrs. George H. Swift