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"Apollo of Versailles"

Designer:
Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973)
Date:
winter 1938–39
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk, metallic
Credit Line:
Gift of Estate of Lady Mendl, 1951
Accession Number:
C.I.51.83
Not on view
In a sui generis gesture to one client, this velvet cape for Lady Mendl refers to her taste for eighteenth-century style and the spectacular, and celebrates the Apollo Founrtain and its proximity to her house in the Parc de Varsailles.
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