Schiaparelli’s ambassador, Farida Khelfa, welcomed guests to the Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015-16 show in the « Théâtre d’Elsa ».
Meg Ryan, Alice Eve, Carice van Houten, Daphné Guinness, Inès de la Fressange, Jean-Paul Goude, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli … just some of the attendees who turned out this past Monday at the Place Vendôme to discover Design Director Bertrand Guyon’s first collection for Schiaparelli.
The first Schiaparelli Haute Couture collection orchestrated by Bertrand Guyon, titled « Théâtre d’Elsa », debuted Place Vendôme in Paris.
The Salle des Tirage at the Hôtel d’Evreux was transformed into an ephemeral, columned façade, a nod to 1930s Parisian theatres.
This poetic backdrop set the stage to unveil a variety of personalities, feminine and sensual.
Until September 20th 2015, the National Sport Museum of Nice is hosting a temporary exhibition on the theme of Sport and Fashion.
This exhibition En Mode Sport bears witness to the ties formed between sport and fashion. Among the selection on display, a shocking pink sport jacket designed by Elsa Schiaparelli in 1950.
In 1927, the designer had established her company « Schiaparelli, pour le sport » at 4, rue de la Paix in Paris. Since her beginnings Elsa Schiaparelli has created swimsuits, tennis ensembles as well as ski suits which made her a sportswear pioneer.
In May 2015, the Roland Garros museum is hosting a temporary exhibition on the theme of Tennis and Fashion.
From the tennis courts to the Haute Couture catwalks, the exhibition weaves a guiding thread between these two worlds, which have inspired each other and today continue to be enriched through their reciprocal influences.
The exhibition opens with a retrospective of city and sporting outfits, from the 1900s to the present, focusing on the major changes in fashion in each era.
A thematic presentation bears witness to the ties formed between sport and fashion. It allows visitors to discover the tennis outfit designed by Elsa Schiaparelli for Lili de Alvarez. In 1931, Schiaparelli created culottes and a removable tunic for the Spanish player, an innovation that made the fashion designer a sportswear pioneer. The tennis player wore this outfit – which was scandalous in its day – for the International French Open at Roland Garros and then the tournament at Wimbledon. The exhibition displays unpublished photos of this design and the original press release.