The exhibition explores one of the most talked about color as its many shades never leave anyone neutral.
When remembering how she discovered what would become her signature color, Elsa Schiaparelli wrote in her autobiography, Shocking Life (1954): “The colour flashed in front of my eyes. Bright, impossible, impudent, becoming, life-giving, like all the light and the birds and the fish in the world put together, a colour of China and Peru but not of the West – a shocking colour, pure and undiluted.”
At the Museum at FIT in New York until January 5, 2019
Photo: © The Museum at FIT
At the Times Flies Royal Charity Gala, singer Pixie Lott appeared in Schiaparelli Haute Couture.
The British star was wearing a midnight blue silk crepe dress highlighted with crystal-embroidered shoulders.