“They have burdens round or square
drums and golden tambourines
Apes and bears wise animals
gather coins as they progress.”
Elsa Schiaparelli marvelled in the art of the oxymoron. A silhouette of pure, sharp contour is transcended by a vision of the ordinary becoming spectacular. It reveals a strong woman with Parisian allure and cosmopolitan fantasy. Today is about defining the essence of a style in fostering the paradoxes of such an eclectic personality.
Maison Schiaparelli invites you to discover its Fall/Winter 2016-17 Haute Couture collection on Monday July 4th 2016.
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in Schiaparelli Haute Couture at the International Indian Film Awards
“Working with artists like Bébé Bérard, Jean Cocteau, Salvador Dalí, Vertès, Van Dongen ; and with photographers like Hoeningen-Huene, Horst, Cecil Beaton, and Man Ray gave one a sense of exhilaration.”
Today, Schiaparelli is opening the ultimate art-meets-fashion online gallery. This new section is dedicated to Schiaparelli’s pioneering role fusing fashion with art.
It features 21 artists who have all worked with Schiaparelli – from Andy Warhol to Salvador Dali and Alberto Giacometti. Painting, photography, sculpture and illustration found its way into Haute Couture, embroidery, print, advertisement or jewelry and vice versa.
From collaborations based on friendship to commissions or inspiration, it reveals how Schiaparelli’s creativity and innovative spirit has naturally blend disciplines at a time when crossovers between the worlds of fashion and art did not exist.
To celebrate the opening of Schiaparelli’s art-meets-fashion e-gallery, creative talent Christian Borstlap was commissioned an exclusive animated cartoon highlighting a selection of these artists.