ParisElsa Schiaparelli. Les mondes surréalistes at Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Elsa Schiaparelli. Les mondes surréalistes at Musée des Arts Décoratifs

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris celebrates the bold and exciting creations of Italian couturière Elsa Schiaparelli (1890, Rome – 1973, Paris), who drew much of her inspiration from her close ties to the Parisian avant-garde of the 1920s and 1930s. Now, is the time to revisit this extraordinary designer’s work, her innovative sense of feminine style, her sophisticated, often eccentric designs, and the thrill that she brought to the world of fashion.

The exhibition brings together 577 works including silhouettes and accessories, iconic paintings, sculptures, jewelry, perfumes, ceramics, posters, and photographs by the likes of Schiaparelli’s dear friends and contemporaries: Man Ray, Salvador Dalí, Jean Cocteau, Meret Oppenheim and Elsa Triolet.

The exhibition also showcases creations designed in honor of Schiaparelli by fashion icons including Yves Saint Laurent, Azzedine Alaïa, John Galliano and Christian Lacroix.

Daniel Roseberry, artistic director of the House of Schiaparelli since 2019, also boldly interprets the heritage of Elsa Schiaparelli with a design of his own.

Kate Zaniewska

until January 22, 2023

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