WE INVITE YOU TO UPDATE YOUR BROWSER TO DISCOVER THE ESSENCE OF THE HOUSE OF SCHIAPARELLI.
12th May 2016VIP
Kirsten Dunst
in Schiaparelli Haute Couture at the 69th Cannes Film Festival

At the 69th Cannes Film Festival’s Chopard Trophy ceremony, actress and jury member Kirsten Dunst was wearing Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2016.

She was dressed in a vermeil and navy silk jacquard gown.  

Follow our latest news on TwitterFacebook and Instagram

11th May 2016VIP
Melissa George
in Schiaparelli Haute Couture at the 69th Cannes Film Festival

At the 69th Cannes Film Festival, actress Melissa George was wearing Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2016.

She was dressed in a white gown in silk jacquard embellished with soft porcelain guipure. 

Follow our latest news on TwitterFacebook and Instagram

27th April 2016Collections
Prêt-à-Couture

The colour flashed in front of my eyes. Bright, impossible, impudent, becoming, life giving, like all the lights 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.

Elsa Schiaparelli, Shocking Life, 1954
 

Cosmopolitan, elegant, superstitious and independent, Elsa Schiaparelli was one of those active women who epitomized her time. The Constellation capsule – as part of her 1946 collection – anticipated modern ready-to-wear: 6 dresses, 1 reversible coat and 3 folding hats for less than 12 pounds that could be brought easily, anywhere. Today, Prêt-à-Couture is born out of that subtle mix: perfect citywear peppered with quirkiness and precious details all synonymous with the Schiaparelli style.

An everyday wardrobe is graced with beauty and motifs inspired by foreign or daydreamed lands. The suns of place Vendôme echo the light and colour of Peru. A touch of surrealism and a hint of esotericism transform the house codes into an enchanting flora and an otherworldly fauna. Padlocks, pierced hearts, suns and eyes become poetic characters appearing throughout the collection focusing on jackets, sweaters and couture t-shirts.

Femininity and a free mind-set reveal the Schiaparelli spirit. Sensual materials, relaxed cuts and refined details soften the tension of impeccable masculine tailoring. A structured jacket is embellished with a shadow of embroidery or a winged padlock pocket. A neoprene and silk t-shirt is highlighted by an iridescent sun or an embroidered painting. Cashmere sweaters are spiced up with “exquisite corpses” playing with the Schiaparelli lexicon. 

24th April 2016Art & Culture
Botticelli Reimagined

The Victoria & Albert Museum is currently host to an original exhibition on Italian painter Sandro Botticelli (1445–1510), set to run until 3 July 2016. Considered one of the greatest artists of all time, Botticelli achieved genuine success in his lifetime before dying in anonymity and being rediscovered in the 19th century. 

The “Botticelli Reimagined” exhibition comprises 50 original works by Botticelli. It also reveals the extent to which the Florentine master influenced painting, photography, fashion, cinema and sculpture. 

Among the exhibits is this Elsa Schiaparelli dress from the Autumn 1938 “Pagan” collection with floral garland embroidery by Lesage. This evening dress was inspired by the famous Botticelli painting Pallas and the Centaur. 

Newsletter
Subscribe to the Schiaparelli newsletter and be the first to learn about our latest news, new collections as well as our exclusive films.
* Required fields
In accordance with Act No. 78-17 of 6 January 1978, you shall have the right to access, change, correct and delete your personal data. This right may be exercised by writing to the following address, providing proof of your identity: contact-AT-schiaparelli-DOT-com.
Thank you
You are now subscribed to the Schiaparelli newsletter.
Haute Couture | Spring/Summer 2017
Skip intro