For the Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2015-16 show, Bertrand Guyon, Style director at Schiaparelli, revealed a sublime staging, a real nod to the Parisian theatre of the thirties. The models with a diaphanous complexion seemed straight out of an imaginary performance.
Make-up artist Dick Page revealed their skin’s natural glow with a coral-toned blush and radiant blue eyeshadow. With their lips coloured Shocking pink, they wore low chignons sprinkled with gold powder styled by Odile Gilbert. Delicate tiaras decorated with ivy leaves, Commedia dell’arte masks, hearts, olive branches or Phoenixes adorned the faces of these contemporary goddesses.
The illustrations of the Schiaparelli Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015-16 by French artist Joann Sfar are tinged with the poetry and humor so characteristic of his style.
This collaboration is in line with Elsa Schiaparelli’s collaborations with leading artists and illustrators of her time such as Jean Cocteau, Christian Bérard and Marcel Vertès.
Discover the delicate touch of Joann Sfar’s watercolors and gouaches:
Schiaparelli’s ambassador, Farida Khelfa, welcomed guests to the Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015-16 show in the « Théâtre d’Elsa ».
Meg Ryan, Alice Eve, Carice van Houten, Daphné Guinness, Inès de la Fressange, Jean-Paul Goude, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli … just some of the attendees who turned out this past Monday at the Place Vendôme to discover Design Director Bertrand Guyon’s first collection for Schiaparelli.
The first Schiaparelli Haute Couture collection orchestrated by Bertrand Guyon, titled « Théâtre d’Elsa », debuted Place Vendôme in Paris.
The Salle des Tirage at the Hôtel d’Evreux was transformed into an ephemeral, columned façade, a nod to 1930s Parisian theatres.
This poetic backdrop set the stage to unveil a variety of personalities, feminine and sensual.