1. A brightly colored, embroidered evening jacket from Schiaparelli’s Fall-Winter 1938-1939 collection.
I love the pintucks on the shoulders.

    A brightly colored, embroidered evening jacket from Schiaparelli’s Fall-Winter 1938-1939 collection.

    I love the pintucks on the shoulders.

  2. A “shocking pink” dress and dinner jacket with sequined sleeves, Schiaparelli, 1938.

    A “shocking pink” dress and dinner jacket with sequined sleeves, Schiaparelli, 1938.

  3. A bib necklace of multi-colored silk rosebuds, Schiaparelli, 1938.

    A bib necklace of multi-colored silk rosebuds, Schiaparelli, 1938.

  4. Gloves covering up your fashionably painted nails? Well here’s Elsa Schiaparelli’s solution from her Winter 1936-1937 collection!

    Interestingly enough, Elizabeth Banks, who plays Effie Trinket in the The Hunger Games, was jokingly presented with a similar pair of gloves on Ellen after mentioning what a pain her fake nails were while filming. I wonder if the people on the show realized the Schiaparelli connection?

  5. An exquisite velvet evening gown by Schiaparelli, 1934-1935.

    An exquisite velvet evening gown by Schiaparelli, 1934-1935.

  6. Insects were a reoccurring theme in Schiaparelli’s work, and featured especially in her Fall-Winter 1938 “Pagan Collection”.
This unusual necklace is from this collection. It plays with the rather icky idea of bugs crawling on your skin and makes it fashionable.

    Insects were a reoccurring theme in Schiaparelli’s work, and featured especially in her Fall-Winter 1938 “Pagan Collection”.

    This unusual necklace is from this collection. It plays with the rather icky idea of bugs crawling on your skin and makes it fashionable.

  7. A Schiaparelli belt featuring a beautiful blue fleur-de-lis, 1936-1937.

    A Schiaparelli belt featuring a beautiful blue fleur-de-lis, 1936-1937.

  8. This admittedly odd ocelot fur coat and hat was a part of Schiaparelli’s Fall-Winter 1938-1939 collection.

    The ensemble was used, and somewhat parodied, in Inglorious Basterds, where a version of it was worn by Julie Dreyfus’ character Francesca Mondino.

  9. A breathtakingly sequined velvet evening cape entitled “Apollo of Versailles”, Schiaparelli, 1938.

    A breathtakingly sequined velvet evening cape entitled “Apollo of Versailles”, Schiaparelli, 1938.

  10. "The Shoe Hat" was the result of another Schiaparlli-Dalí collaboration. Inspired by a photograph of Dalí balancing a shoe on his head, Schiaparelli featured the Shoe Hat in her Fall-Winter 1937-38 collection.

    "The Shoe Hat" was the result of another Schiaparlli-Dalí collaboration. Inspired by a photograph of Dalí balancing a shoe on his head, Schiaparelli featured the Shoe Hat in her Fall-Winter 1937-38 collection.