Friday, May 15, 2009

Elsa Shiaparelli Auction in Paris!

This is so great but it makes me wish I was in Paris to see it - Schiaparelli is one of my all time favorites! Via Forty creations by the late design legend Elsa Schiaparelli, including a circa-1938 shocking-pink and black striped evening gown and a rare 1937 Lesage-embroidered jacket made in collaboration with Jean Cocteau, are part of an exceptional sale of vintage couture pieces due to go under the hammer July 3 at Drouot-Richelieu auction house in Paris. Dating from the Twenties through the Eighties, designs by Jean Patou, Gabrielle Chanel and Christian Dior will also figure among the lots.

Thanks to the fabulous Paul Pincus and Denise at The Swelle Life for their eagle eyes!

Photo: via - Courtesy Photo



Any idea who's original collection this was?...Where have they been hiding this entire time? This are great finds. Thanks for the heads up.

a. said...

It was probably in someones estate or basement or something like that!