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Elsa Schiaparelli (1890—1973). Italian fashion designer. She defined the meaning of avant-garde couture.

Elsa Schiaparelli (1890—1973). Italian fashion designer. She defined the meaning of avant-garde couture.

Elsa Schiaparelli - my favourite surrealist fashion designer...love the golden hair sleeve on this 1937 embroidered piece.

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Elsa Schiaparelli - my favourite surrealist fashion designer...love the golden hair sleeve on this 1937 embroidered piece.

Elsa Schiaparelli. Manteau de soirée (automne 1937) : Également réalisée avec la collaboration de Jean Cocteau, ce manteau d'un mauve vespéral, brodé de deux visages qui se ...

Elsa Schiaparelli. Manteau de soirée (automne 1937) : Également réalisée avec la collaboration de Jean Cocteau, ce manteau d'un mauve vespéral, brodé de deux visages qui se ...

1949.  Salvador Dali and Elsa Schiaparelli Jewelry Collaboration. Elsa Schiaparelli was influenced by Surrealist art. Salvador Dalí was a prominent surrealist painter born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. Photo by ?

1949. Salvador Dali and Elsa Schiaparelli Jewelry Collaboration. Elsa Schiaparelli was influenced by Surrealist art. Salvador Dalí was a prominent surrealist painter born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. Photo by ?

Blouse.  Elsa Schiaparelli  (Italian, 1890–1973).  Date: ca. 1937. Culture: French. Medium: rayon. Dimensions: Length at CB: 21 1/2 in. (54.6 cm).

Blouse. Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973). Date: ca. 1937. Culture: French. Medium: rayon. Dimensions: Length at CB: 21 1/2 in. (54.6 cm).

Elsa Schiaparelli and Dalí’s: Lobster Dress | studio t

Elsa Schiaparelli and Dalí's: Lobster Dress

Elsa Schiaparelli and Dalí’s: Lobster Dress | studio t

1940s bra by Elsa Schiaparelli. ~ETS #schiaparelli #vintagelingerie…

1940s bra by Elsa Schiaparelli. ~ETS #schiaparelli #vintagelingerie…

schiaparelli hand belt. She pioneered the concept of themed collections—designing around the idea of the Zodiac, say, or Music

schiaparelli hand belt. She pioneered the concept of themed collections—designing around the idea of the Zodiac, say, or Music

An Elsa Schiaparelli couture deep fuchsia velvet evening coat, late 1930s, bearing printed petersham Paris label and numbered 91184, the front bodice with curved multi-darted seams which sweep down to form a curve at the narrow rear waist, with dramatic fan-shaped pleats forming leg o' mutton sleeves, four large celluloid disc buttons inset with glitter and beads, high stand angular collar, silk lining, chest approx 86cm, 34in

An Elsa Schiaparelli couture deep fuchsia velvet evening coat, late 1930s, bearing printed petersham Paris label and numbered 91184, the front bodice with curved multi-darted seams which sweep down to form a curve at the narrow rear waist, with dramatic fan-shaped pleats forming leg o' mutton sleeves, four large celluloid disc buttons inset with glitter and beads, high stand angular collar, silk lining, chest approx 86cm, 34in

An evening dress by Elsa Schiaparelli, 1937

An evening dress by Elsa Schiaparelli, 1937

This veil topped the wedding dress that closed Schiaparelli's 1938 Circus collection. Bugle beaded "hair" resembles Medusa's snakes and can be read as Schiaparelli's take on marriage.

This veil topped the wedding dress that closed Schiaparelli's 1938 Circus collection. Bugle beaded "hair" resembles Medusa's snakes and can be read as Schiaparelli's take on marriage.

Elsa Schiaparelli perfumes (left to right): Succes Fou, Sleeping, Si, Le Roy Soliel, Snuff, Shocking, Zut

Elsa Schiaparelli perfumes (left to right): Succes Fou, Sleeping, Si, Le Roy Soliel, Snuff, Shocking, Zut

Elsa Shiaparelli

Elsa Schiaparelli (1890-1973)

Elsa Shiaparelli

Schiaparelli Alchemical Jacket 1937

Schiaparelli Alchemical Jacket 1937

incredible Vintage Brocade dress adorned w/  fab, whimsical Tropical Bird formed buttons by the iconic > ... Elsa Schiaparelli

incredible Vintage Brocade dress adorned w/ fab, whimsical Tropical Bird formed buttons by the iconic > ... Elsa Schiaparelli

Phoebus cape by Elsa Schiaparelli _ Cosmic Collection, fw 1938

Phoebus cape by Elsa Schiaparelli _ Cosmic Collection, fw 1938