1. A flawlessly tailored Schiaparelli jacket from 1932.

    A flawlessly tailored Schiaparelli jacket from 1932.

  2. Gloves from Schiaparelli’s Spring-Summer 1939 collection.
These are most definitely Capitol Couture.

    Gloves from Schiaparelli’s Spring-Summer 1939 collection.

    These are most definitely Capitol Couture.

  3. An boldly patterned evening cape from Schiaparelli’s Spring-Summer 1939 collection.

    An boldly patterned evening cape from Schiaparelli’s Spring-Summer 1939 collection.

  4. A beautifully enameled necklace of fall leaves from Schiaparelli’s Fall-Winter 1938-1939 collection.

    A beautifully enameled necklace of fall leaves from Schiaparelli’s Fall-Winter 1938-1939 collection.

  5. I love this dress with a passion. It’s incredibly sophisticated, but with just the right amount of tongue-in-cheek Schiaparelli quirk.
It is amazing how timeless some Schiaparelli pieces are. This dress looks like it could come walking down the runway in 2012 rather than 1936.

    I love this dress with a passion. It’s incredibly sophisticated, but with just the right amount of tongue-in-cheek Schiaparelli quirk.

    It is amazing how timeless some Schiaparelli pieces are. This dress looks like it could come walking down the runway in 2012 rather than 1936.

  6. Elsa Sciaparelli’s monkey fur boots, from her Summer 1938 collection, predated similar couture footwear by Helmut Lang and Alexander Wang by almost 75 years.

    Elsa Sciaparelli’s monkey fur boots, from her Summer 1938 collection, predated similar couture footwear by Helmut Lang and Alexander Wang by almost 75 years.

  7. A 1938 Elsa Schiaparelli evening gown in her signature shade: “Shocking Pink”.

    A 1938 Elsa Schiaparelli evening gown in her signature shade: “Shocking Pink”.

  8. I’ve spent the last several weeks just slightly obsessed with the amazing work costume designer Judianna Makovsky and her crew have done designing the wonderfully over the top ensembles of Capitol citizens in the upcoming movie The Hunger Games (which I’ll be seeing with my little sister tomorrow at midnight).

    Upon reading in the LA Times that…

    For inspiration for the Capitol costumes, Makovsky looked at Italian Fascist architecture and the work of 1930s and ’40s designer Elsa Schiaparelli for her “sense of elegance and amusement.”

    my course of action became clear.

    I have chosen to interpret this as a near divine order to temporarily abandon my current topic and spend the next few days shamelessly spamming Schiaparelli (who ranks solidly in my top 5 favorite designers ever) until the movie comes out.

    You may commence your drooling.