Elsa Schiaparelli had always been inspired by her childhood and the world she extensively travelled. Born and raised at Rome’s Palazzo Corsini, she grew up surrounded by graceful palm trees. Aged 13, she visited Tunisia with her father for the first time. Years later, she would have a revelation when she discovered Hammamet. The light and the atmosphere of that village - whose Mediterranean shore sits opposite Sicily - were simply enthralling, as was its exotic nature. Her cosmopolitan personality led her to buy a house there, resembling a smaller version of Dar Sebastian.
These elements merged in Elsa Schiaparelli’s imagination to create a golden palm tree embroidered jacket that she developed with Lesage.
Today, Schiaparelli presents the Golden palm clutch reworking the iconic design. Made-to-order, it comes in black silk tussah highlighted by a sunny embroidery of golden beads, metal plate, whipped plate and thread. True to its original motif once again embroidered by Lesage, the clutch is framed in hammered metal with a golden retractable chain.
Exclusively available at Schiaparelli salons-boutique, 21 place Vendôme.
in Schiaparelli Haute Couture at the 71st Tony Awards
At the 71st Annual Tony Awards, actress Cobie Smulders was wearing Schiaparelli Haute Couture.
She appeared in a white silk gazar strapless dress embroidered with a multicolored brocade patchwork.
in Schiaparelli at the New York premiere of Okja
At the New York premiere of her latest movie Okja, directed by Joon-Ho Bong, actress Tilda Swinton was wearing Schiaparelli.
The Oscar winner was dressed in a cream silk georgette pleated dress embellished with a heart embroidered with ruby-red glass tubes.