21st March 2016VIP
Sophie Marceau
in Schiaparelli Haute Couture at the 40th Hong Kong International Film Festival

At the opening ceremony of the 40th Hong Kong International Film Festival, actress and movie director Sophie Marceau was wearing Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2016.

The French icon, Braveheart star and James Bond girl was dressed in a black silk crepe gown.

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19th March 2016VIP
Michelle Yeoh
in Schiaparelli Haute Couture at the 2016 amfAR Hong Kong Gala

At the 2016 amfAR Hong Kong Gala, actress Michelle Yeoh was wearing Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2016.

The Crouching Tiger star and James Bond girl was dressed in a gown patched with multi-coloured silk cigaline crocheted with a top in dove grey silk raffia.

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17th March 2016Art & Culture
Snow and dreams: Elsa Triolet’s jewellery

Until April 3rd 2016, Évreux Art, History and Archaeology Museum is hosting a temporary exhibition on a collection of jewellery created by the novelist Elsa Triolet between 1928 and 1930. 

This exhibition looks back over a little-known interest of Elsa Triolet, more famous for her literary talents and acts of resistance than for her jewellery.

Yet the artist had designed and produced a line of necklaces, bracelets and sets with a surprisingly modern avant-garde feel, working with top names in Haute Couture including Elsa Schiaparelli. 

Among the pieces on display is the iconic collaboration between the two Elsas dating from 1930: the aspirin necklace composed of glass paste beads, metal wire and beige cotton braid. 

Elsa Triolet recounted this episode in her life in her essay Colliers (Necklaces) published in 1933.

15th March 2016Art & Culture
Schiaparelli on Mars

A module named Schiaparelli was launched on 14 March 2016 by a Russian rocket within the framework of the ExoMars programme. The module will make it possible to study the planet’s atmosphere, along with landing techniques for future European missions to Mars.


The spacecraft owes its name to Elsa Schiaparelli’s uncle, Giovanni Schiaparelli, the famous 19th-century Italian astronomer. Giovanni Schiaparelli notably made major discoveries about the planet Mars between 1877 and 1890. 


Elsa held a deep admiration for her uncle. He thought that the beauty spots scattered over his niece's cheek outlined the shape of Ursa Major. She designed her Winter 1938-39 Haute Couture "Astrology" collection, most likely inspired by her uncle's memory.

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