Drawing upon its legacy of collaborations with artists, artisans and talents, Schiaparelli presents Story – a new foray into ready-to-wear and accessories. Each Story - a concise wardrobe of prêt-à-couture edited around a theme - delves into Schiaparelli’s past, present and future to relate to today’s women.
Story #2 is a tribute to the energy and determination of a woman whose spirit is translated into a vibrant palette, graphic cuts, bold yet refined details and urban sporty silhouettes.
Elsa Schiaparelli’s childhood in Rome surrounded by classical Hellenistic statuary, her life in New York, her beginnings in fashion design with sportswear and her self-confidence for the daring all merge in a modern-day Winged Victory of Samothrace sporting an American football helmet and the Schiaparelli symbols. In a nod to Nike – the Greek goddess of victory - clothes combine strength and softness.
From a neon oversized hooded windbreaker in ripstop nylon to an ultra-feminine short dress embroidered with a fantasy jungle of beads and feathers, Story #2 goes from morning to evening. T-shirts, sweatshirts, tracksuits and bomber jackets alternate with sharply cut blazers and languid draped dresses.
Joyful hues of shocking pink, “noon day sun” orange, stunning red and vivid vermilion are given depth with touches of black, white and cerulean blue. Accessories, jewelry and buttons play with irregular rose cut resin in a psychedelic rainbow digital dégradé. The Secret of Schiaparelli bag with its signature golden padlock clasp makes its debut in shocking pink.
Photos by Sharna Osborne
Art directed by Katie Grand
Starring Lucie de La Falaise and Ella Richards
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's new exhibition focuses on a the purpose and the power of jewelry. « Jewelry: The Body Transformed » explores the unique relationship between the body and these accessories on a social or personal level through extraordinary pieces coming from all over the world.
Displaying headdresses, ear ornaments, brooches, belts, necklaces and rings created between 2600 B.C.E. and today, it shows over 230 objects presenting how various cultures envision jewelry.
Among these are some Schiaparelli Haute Couture pieces such as the 1937 metal collar/necklace that was gifted to The Met by Ms Millicent Rogers and the iconic Fall 1934 surrealistic miniature hands plastic and silk belt.
Until February 24, 2019.
Actress Thomasin McKenzie appeared in Schiaparelli Haute Couture at the 2018 Governors Awards.
The Leave No Trace star was wearing a dress in gauze and knitted nylon embroidered with Swarovski silver shadow and jet facetted beads.
Actress Amy Adams appeared in Schiaparelli at the 2018 Governors Awards.
The Golden Globe-winner was dressed in a soft pink silk georgette pleated dress embellished with a shocking pink embroidered heart and a washed silk satin sash.