Paris auction opens closet of Schiaparelli, doyenne of 1930s fashion

admin

By Alexandria Sage PARIS (Reuters) – Elsa Schiaparelli, doyenne of 1930s Paris fashion, may be long gone – buried in her favorite hue of shocking pink – but nearly 200 pieces from her closet, along with her fine art and furniture, may enjoy a second life after an auction next week. In the heady, pre-war Paris of the 1930s, Italian-born Schiaparelli exerted her sense of subversive, outlandish whimsy on couture from her design studio on the Place Vendome, creating conversation pieces that flouted convention. Devotees of the trailblazer who dared women to be bold can choose between a silk violet blouse from the “Astrology” collection, a series of Man Ray photographs of the designer, a multi-colored feather boa or a delicately painted bird cage – up for the highest bidder at the January 23 auction in Paris. “She had this incredible side of her that loved to have fun, that was very original, that dared to do anything, that was provocative but always chic,” said Schiaparelli’s granddaughter, Marisa Berenson, on Friday.

Next Post

Latin Band Kinky Helps Honda Pitch New Civic Coupe – Wall Street Journal (blog)

Wall Street Journal (blog) Latin Band Kinky Helps Honda Pitch New Civic CoupeWall Street Journal (blog)The program is meant to play on the enthusiasm of Latin–American soccer fans while promoting the two-door version of the popular Civic compact car, which rolled out last month. It is set for release on […]

Paris auction opens closet of Schiaparelli, doyenne of 1930s fashion

admin

By Alexandria Sage PARIS (Reuters) – Elsa Schiaparelli, doyenne of 1930s Paris fashion, may be long gone – buried in her favorite hue of shocking pink – but nearly 200 pieces from her closet, along with her fine art and furniture, may enjoy a second life after an auction next week. In the heady, pre-war Paris of the 1930s, Italian-born Schiaparelli exerted her sense of subversive, outlandish whimsy on couture from her design studio on the Place Vendome, creating conversation pieces that flouted convention. Devotees of the trailblazer who dared women to be bold can choose between a silk violet blouse from the “Astrology” collection, a series of Man Ray photographs of the designer, a multi-colored feather boa or a delicately painted bird cage – up for the highest bidder at the January 23 auction in Paris. “She had this incredible side of her that loved to have fun, that was very original, that dared to do anything, that was provocative but always chic,” said Schiaparelli’s granddaughter, Marisa Berenson, on Friday.

Next Post

Latin Band Kinky Helps Honda Pitch New Civic Coupe – Wall Street Journal (blog)

Wall Street Journal (blog) Latin Band Kinky Helps Honda Pitch New Civic CoupeWall Street Journal (blog)The program is meant to play on the enthusiasm of Latin–American soccer fans while promoting the two-door version of the popular Civic compact car, which rolled out last month. It is set for release on […]