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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.
Marking: [label] Made in France
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Haute Couture," December 7, 1995–March 24, 1996.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Dance," December 9, 1986–September 6, 1987.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The 10s, the 20s, the 30s: Inventive Clothes (1909–1939)," December 13, 1973–September 3, 1974.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Blithe Spirit: The Windsor Set," November 1, 2002–February 9, 2003.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "American Women of Style," December 13, 1975–August 31, 1976.

The John Wanamaker Auditorium. "Exhibition of Dresses Worn by Well-known Women of Europe and America," May 1, 1940–May 31, 1940.

John Wanamaker. "Exhibition of Dresses Worn by Well-known Women of Europe and America," June 5, 1940–July 5, 1940.

Philadelphia Museum of Art. ""Shocking!" The Art and Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli," September 28, 2003–January 4, 2004.

Musée de la Mode et du Textile. ""Shocking!" The Art and Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli," March 17, 2004–August 29, 2004.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations," May 10, 2012–August 19, 2012.

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