Elsa Schiaparelli

Among the most important fashion designers of the 20th century, Elsa Schiaparelli is being featured in an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in May, 2012. The exhibition illustrates the "affinities" of Elsa and Miuccia Prada. The 324 page catalogue of the exhibit is on sale now through the museum shop [$45, $40 for members] and a special members only event is Saturday, May 2012 from 11 - 12. I won't attempt to describe her life. A good starting point is The Florentine article by Deirdre Pirro. The Museum of Modern Art's website will show you hundreds of examples of her couture and provide detailed information about the collections and shows why she is one of the great design icons of the 20th century. I see influences of her work in current Marni and Etro collections.
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Noted resources: Polly Singer's couture hats & veils blog, and A L'Allure Garconniere blog as well as The Museum of Modern Art fashion collections.
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Polyvore announced a contest based on the Met show's theme -- I wondered why suddenly I was getting so many item uses from this collection. Because of this, I expanded my Elsa Schiaparelli collection here to include much material unused before, especially detailed photographs from the book and from the Met's Schiaparelli collection. My initial collection was focused on the work of Schiaparelli with just some reference to the exhibition.

5 comments

aciellelacie
Wrote 4 months ago
@kohlanndesigns
Of modern designers, I definitely see her in Marni

aciellelacie
Wrote 4 months ago
@kohlanndesigns
Thank you: I am so glad I studied Elsa and found so many resources to share.

kohlanndesigns
Wrote 4 months ago
amaZing! LOVE

aciellelacie
Wrote three years ago
@charlotte-shuann
Thank you. I am happiest when the resources in collections are used.

charlotte-shuann
Wrote three years ago
Colecction 5* -
many many many thanks

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