The chic styling of this evening dress incorporates the asymmetry of the period in the overpanel on the skirt. The contrast between the subtle scrollwork and the plain chiffon and point d'esprit is very effective
Suit, fall/winter Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, Wool Although sinuous curves ruled the evening wear silhouette in the the strong shoulder was a dominant element as well, especially in the crisp suits of Elsa Schiaparelli.
Walking suit House of Worth (French, Date: ca. 1913 Culture: French Medium: wool, silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 34 in. cm) Length at CB (b): 37 in. cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Friends of The Costume Institute Gifts, 1980 Accession Number: b
Natural linen Walking Suit, The kimono-style sleeves, cut-in-one with the jacket. The loosely fitted jacket is detailed with top stitching and leather buttons. The skirt gently flares below a fitted waist peplum.
Slubby navy wool walking suit, circa Imaginative closure design on jacket; Velvet cuffs and collar; and Lined in silk satin. Back-closing skirt with top stitched asymmetrical pleat across skirt and along hem.
Suit 1913 The Metropolitan Museum of Art (OMG that dress!)