Dear Elsa Schiaparelli, Dear Man Ray,
It was with immense pleasure that we embarked on this surrealistic journey with you in creating this film. To express in a short minute your explosive creative encounter of the 1920s and introduce what Maison Schiaparelli gives birth to today has been a rich adventure. Please do not be surprised, in turn, to see yourself drawn as oddly constructed couture mannequins, some sort of Adam and Eve born from a naughty smile, with hips looking like lips and a heart-shaped bust. We wanted you to appear inventive, dynamic, creative, dancers as much as mechanics. We connected your worlds – a surrealistic mystery – and embroidered them with enigmas, like a treasure hunt.
Go through the keyhole and have a look at:
- the couture “petites mains” and the alive thread;
- the magical light switch;
- the Shocking pink bondage;
- the thimble playing with a metronome;
- the moon becoming a sun;
- the undulating heart crossed by a pin-arrow;
- 21 place Vendôme in the cosmos;
- the S of Schiap’ where you both form flying trapeze artists;
- and so many more secrets.
The film is for us like a kiss “à la Schiap’”. It snaps like her name that we whole-heartedly applaud. It echoes the soundtrack that is like an impulse: minimal, precise, neat like a ray of light, then round and enveloping like a starry sky.
This kiss is your and our key to enter the very first “Story” of Schiaparelli ready-to-wear.
Florence Deygas and Olivier Kuntzel (another duet)
Paris, September 2018.
Film by Kuntzel+Deygas.
Music by David Haddad.
Actress Kirsten Dunst appeared in Schiaparelli Haute Couture at the 70th Emmy Awards.
The Golden Globe-nominee was wearing a custom-made midnight blue pleated silk chiffon gown.
Actress Elizabeth Debicki appeared in Schiaparelli Haute Couture at the 43rd annual Toronto International Film Festival to promote her latest film “Vita and Virginia” directed by Chanya Button.
She was wearing a dress in white silk crepe embroidered with a cheetah motif of velvet and golden beads.
Actress Tilda Swinton appeared in Schiaparelli Haute Couture at the 75th Venice Film Festival to promote her latest film “Suspiria” directed by Luca Guadagnino.
The Oscar winner was wearing a bias-cut silk satin leopard-printed zipped dress with glove-sleeves.