“Working with artists like Bébé Bérard, Jean Cocteau, Salvador Dalí, Vertès, Van Dongen ; and with photographers like Hoeningen-Huene, Horst, Cecil Beaton, and Man Ray gave one a sense of exhilaration.”
Today, Schiaparelli is opening the ultimate art-meets-fashion online gallery. This new section is dedicated to Schiaparelli’s pioneering role fusing fashion with art.
It features 21 artists who have all worked with Schiaparelli – from Andy Warhol to Salvador Dali and Alberto Giacometti. Painting, photography, sculpture and illustration found its way into Haute Couture, embroidery, print, advertisement or jewelry and vice versa.
From collaborations based on friendship to commissions or inspiration, it reveals how Schiaparelli’s creativity and innovative spirit has naturally blend disciplines at a time when crossovers between the worlds of fashion and art did not exist.
To celebrate the opening of Schiaparelli’s art-meets-fashion e-gallery, creative talent Christian Borstlap was commissioned an exclusive animated cartoon highlighting a selection of these artists.
in Schiaparelli Haute Couture
At the 70th Annual Tony Awards, Anna Wintour was wearing Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2016.
She was dressed in a white printed draped silk crepe gown adorned with a “Wild Strawberry” brooch pavé set by hand with cristals. This silhouette echoes the famous “Pagan” collection created by Elsa Schiaparelli in 1936.
A “Country Kiss” brooch with its ear of wheat and a delicious looking “Cherry brooch” constitute bucolic alternatives to this Spring accessory.
in Schiaparelli Haute Couture at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
At the closing ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival, actress Maria Dragus was wearing Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2016 to support her movie “Graduation/Bacalaureat”, directed by Cristian Mungiu.
Maria Dragus - who starred in Michael Haneke’s “The White Ribbon” which won the Palme d’Or in 2009 - was dressed in a sky blue gown in silk cigaline and crepeline embellished with a winged padlock brooch.
After receiving the Palme d’Or in 2007 for “4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days”, Cristian Mungiu just won the best Director Prize for his latest movie “Graduation/Bacalaureat”.
in Schiaparelli Haute Couture at the 2016 AmfAR Gala