Celebrated as one of Great Britain’s most influential portrait photographers, Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) was among the greatest visual chroniclers of the Twentieth Century. This distinguished photographer spent many years as a major contributor to Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Life, The Sketch and Tatler, photographing the most notable names in fashion, film, the arts and society. Although Beaton’s career spanned some 50 years and embraced painting, interior design, costume and more, some of his best-known works are his fashion photographs of the 1930s.
Cecil Beaton: Thirty from the 30s presents some of Beaton’s most influential and recognisable portraits, featuring subjects including Salvador Dali, Elsa Schiaparelli, Marlene Dietrich and Katharine Hepburn.
Here is Elsa Schiaparelli wearing one of her 1931 Haute Couture best-sellers: a white cock feather short cape worn over a white silk crepe gown with trompe l’oeil pleats painted by artist Jean Dunand.
At the Fashion and Textile Museum in London, until 20 January 2019
Actress Tilda Swinton appeared in Schiaparelli Haute Couture at the premiere of her lastest film “Suspiria”, directed by Luca Guadagnino.
The Oscar winner was wearing a black wool crepe fitted jacket with bejewelled “hand” buttons with shocking pink silk taffetas pants.
Discover the first Schiaparelli pop-up store dedicated to prêt-à-couture and accessories.
Schiaparelli at Bergdorf Goodman
754 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
On Thursday, October 18, at Bergdorf Goodman in New York, Lucie de La Falaise, home interior designer and friend of the House and Linda Fargo, Vice President and Director of Women's Fashion at Bergdorf Goodman, co-hosted the dinner celebrating the opening of the first Schiaparelli pop-up store.
Nicky Hilton Rothschild, H.R.H. Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece and her daughter Princess Maria Olympia of Greece, Theodora Richards, Ella Richards, Stella Schnabel, Bertrand Guyon, Tricia Akello, Shena Moulton, Ajak Deng, Lily Nova, Alek Wek, TK Wonder, Mia Moretti, Cipriana Quann and Sophia Macks gathered to discover Story # 1 Man Ray x Schiaparelli, the new line of prêt-à-couture and accessories.