“Eating is not only a material pleasure.
Eating well gives a spectacular joy of life, contributes greatly to the good will and happy relationship of men. Morally, it is very important. ”
ELSA SCHIAPARELLI, SHOCKING LIFE 1954
The 2016 Spring-Summer collection of Schiaparelli is breathtaking of beauty. Like an extraordinary feast, the silhouettes are colored with delicacy, the sequins vegetables stand alongside crystals lemon pins, or Dali’s embroidered lobster. The skirts are transparent, sensual back are revealed, pastels collide and opulence appears on golden plates, an exquisite festive table.
Founded in 1920 by Elsa Schiaparelli, the historic house closed in the 1950’s, but has since been re-opened in 2012. Schiaparelli saw its first show since 1954 last year on the Paris Haute Couture scene. It is now the talented Bertrand Guyon who is the head of the artistic direction of the house.