1. A brightly colored, embroidered evening jacket from Schiaparelli’s Fall-Winter 1938-1939 collection.
I love the pintucks on the shoulders.

    A brightly colored, embroidered evening jacket from Schiaparelli’s Fall-Winter 1938-1939 collection.

    I love the pintucks on the shoulders.

  2. This striking embroidered and sequined jacket was the result of a 1937 collaboration between Schiaparelli and the French artist Jean Cocteau.

    This striking embroidered and sequined jacket was the result of a 1937 collaboration between Schiaparelli and the French artist Jean Cocteau.

  3. This beautifully designed Schiaparelli evening jacket is from circa 1940. It is designed with ornate cord embroidery over multicolored foil. The effect of the design causes the jacket to appear entirely black at first glance, but erupt in color when the foil catches the light.

    This beautifully designed Schiaparelli evening jacket is from circa 1940. It is designed with ornate cord embroidery over multicolored foil. The effect of the design causes the jacket to appear entirely black at first glance, but erupt in color when the foil catches the light.

  4. A Schiaparelli evening jacket with sequined sleeves, Fall-Winter 1939.

    A Schiaparelli evening jacket with sequined sleeves, Fall-Winter 1939.

  5. A beautifully tailored tweed jacket from Elsa Schiaparelli’s Fall-Winter 1936-1937 collection.
If I had this I would never take it off.

    A beautifully tailored tweed jacket from Elsa Schiaparelli’s Fall-Winter 1936-1937 collection.

    If I had this I would never take it off.

  6. A super posh Schiaparelli blazer/jacket with a fur collar, Fall-Winter 1938.

    A super posh Schiaparelli blazer/jacket with a fur collar, Fall-Winter 1938.

  7. A flawlessly tailored Schiaparelli jacket from 1932.

    A flawlessly tailored Schiaparelli jacket from 1932.

  8. Lavishly embroidered linen jackets were incredibly fashionable in England from just after 1600 until the mid-1620s.
This jacket’s loose fit and simple tie front suggest that it was worn during pregnancy.

    Lavishly embroidered linen jackets were incredibly fashionable in England from just after 1600 until the mid-1620s.

    This jacket’s loose fit and simple tie front suggest that it was worn during pregnancy.

  9. The girl in the background of this February 1864 fashion plate (from Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine) wears a very cute Zouave-style jacket over her formal white party dress.

    The girl in the background of this February 1864 fashion plate (from Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine) wears a very cute Zouave-style jacket over her formal white party dress.

  10. A smart boy’s tweed jacket and wool vest which would have been appropriate for schoolwear between 1870 and 1874.

    A smart boy’s tweed jacket and wool vest which would have been appropriate for schoolwear between 1870 and 1874.