A brightly colored, embroidered evening jacket from Schiaparelli’s Fall-Winter 1938-1939 collection.
I love the pintucks on the shoulders.
A bib necklace of multi-colored silk rosebuds, Schiaparelli, 1938.
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?
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.
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.
“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.