Schiaparelli Suit *Late 1940's *Classic & Exceptional

An impeccably styled and tailored, near flawless condition Elsa Schiaparelli suit is fashioned from charcoal gray wool and hails from the late 1940's judging from the styling and the Schiaparelli Paris / New York labeling.

Italian born, French designer Schiaparelli was herself not a skilled dressmaker, but hers was a couture house of the finest caliber~ profoundly innovative and influential~ Yves Saint Laurent and other prominent designers have considered themselves her contemporaries. Her ateliers in Paris and New York are noteworthy for having produced the finest tailoring and artistic styles.

This particular suit is timeless in all its elements, as relevant, beautiful and immaculate today as it was nearly 70 years ago upon it's creation. Gorgeous textured cobalt silk trim embellishes the vertical slit pockets, the hourglass waist/hips and the tops of the lapels. The superbly fitted jacket is lined in scrolling "S" black silk satin and retains the signature Schiaparelli shoulder pads brought forward from the 1930's when she and American designer Gilbert Adrian popularized the strong look. Remarkably fine condition with no flaws to note.

An approximate American size 6.


36" Bust 28" Waist 15" across shoulders, measured from the top 17" sleeve measured from under the arm 24 1/2" length measured from the top of the mid shoulder


26" Waist 32" Length 37" Hips *Side seams contain 2" of extra fabric; back seam contains 1 3/4" of extra fabric;

Skirt has a metal zipper in the rear; hook and eye closures; jacket has large stylized plastic buttons.

Label: Schiaparelli Paris New York.

Also contains a consumer's protection law label WDG Manufactured under fair labor standards- National Recovery Board Coat and Suit Industry 002631

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Item ID: GC-1419

Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Charcoal Gray, Size: 36" B; 28" W Jacket; 26" W; 37" Hips Skirt

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Patricia Hanten, Chicago, IL   

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