Date: c. 1928
Tan silk dress with tromp l'oeil beaded bow and accompanying jacket and slip. Elsa Schiaparelli popularized tromp l'oeil styles in 1927 by creating fictionialized bows or accessories on knitted garments. Influenced by the surrealist art movement, with 'accessories' serving as optical illusions on the garments themselves.
Material: silk crepe de chine, glass beads
Bust- 35 inches
Waist: 30 inches
Shoulder to shoulder: 15 inches