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1st February 2018Collections
The making of the mother-of-pearl embroidered wedding dress, a collaboration between Schiaparelli & Swarovski

Dive into the making of the incredible Lesage embroidery made of Swarovski mother-of-pearls, silver plate, Swarovski multi-facetted crystals and silver metal thread.

Irises – one of Elsa Schiaparelli's favorite flowers - bloom on the long ivory silk crepe cape-dress created by Bertrand Guyon for the Spring/Summer 2018 Schiaparelli Haute Couture collection.

26th January 2018VIP
Virginie Efira in Schiaparelli at the 16th Sidaction Gala dinner

At the 16th Sidaction Gala dinner, actress Virginie Efira appeared in Schiaparelli.

She was wearing a black silk crepe and tulle dress embroidered with cobalt blue, silver and deep red glass tubes.

24th January 2018Collections
Pearl dresses, a collaboration between Schiaparelli & Swarovski

Schiaparelli and Swarovski continue their collaboration telling this season a story of mother-of-pearl and colourful multi-facetted crystal beads.

Everything started with a Lesage embroidery swatch from Fall 1940 Schiaparelli Haute Couture collection featuring mother-of-pearl flowers. The embroidery came on a black dress that Elsa Schiaparelli owned and later donated to London’s V&A.

Today, Schiaparelli design director Bertrand Guyon designs a wedding dress sprinkled with irises – one of Elsa Schiaparelli’s favourite flowers. Each bloom is embroidered once again by Lesage following the same original technique yet embellished with silver plate, Swarovski multi-facetted crystals and silver metal thread. The long ivory silk crepe cape-gown is scattered with 54,795 Swarovski crystal-hearted mother-of-pearls.

Further to Schiaparelli history of innovative materials, Bertrand Guyon collaborated with an independent female textile designer to create checked knitwear made of nylon yarn intertwined with Swarovski multi-facetted crystal beads. The exclusive savoir-faire merges 3D embroidery with almost invisible knitwear. Transparent, light and soft, it gives traditional knitting an unexpected volume and contemporary texture. Illuminated by a tartan of black jet and grege beads of over 2.4 million facets, the ruffled dress, made of this hybrid material, seems to defy gravity.

24th January 2018VIP
Kylie Minogue in Schiaparelli

Kylie Minogue keeping warm in a Schiaparelli trompe l’œil face-to-face cashmere sweater.

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Haute Couture | Spring/Summer 2017
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