She Was Lit
Fashion Plate series. Bettina Ballard wrote that at the last great costume ball before WWII, Coco Chanel, dressed as self, danced Elsa Schiaperelli, dressed as tree, into a chandelier. Schiaparelli caught fire and was extinguished by guests squirting seltzer.
10 x 30 in.
Acrylic on 10 in. Chinet paper plates.