Two old fur clips that have been attributed as designed for Elsa Schiaparelli. Schiaparelli vintage couture clothing and hats.
Date(s): March 8, 2002. Album by Cathy Gordon. 1 - 15 of 15 Total. 22589 Visits.
1 In 1938, Jean Schlumberger created the "circus" collection for Elsa Schiaparelli. This unsigned clown fur clip has been attributed to that collection. See Cera, Jewels of Fantasy, pg 235 for a similar 2-part clown.
2 [Sold] An unsigned fur clip attributed to Max Boinet for Schiaparelli (told to Ginger Moro by Jeanne Péral). A 5-layer clip in teal green enamel offset with shocking pink enamel, pink and navy colored fantasy birds with pearls, and ruby red & yellow glass stones. A version of this clip may be seen in Moro, European Designer Jewelry, pg 84. Clip is 5 inches long.
3 Schiaparelli Couture Navy Taffeta Two-Piece Evening Dress
French, circa 1950 Comprising skirt with asymmetrical side drape hem, strapless bodice with pleated stand away bustline and attached asymmetrical winged peplum overskirt, size 4, labeled: Schiaparelli/21place vendome/Paris. Excellent condition.
4 Schiaparelli "eyelash" hat
1930s? Surrealist hat of black wool with curled black feathers on the edge resembling eyelashes. Label: Schiaparelli Paris.
5 Side view of Schiaparelli hat. There is a small black velvet bow below the feathers.
The controlled narrow full length cape slightly gathered front and back to an elaborate cut, padded and foliate embroidered applied yoke, each side of front an applied panel, no size, no label. Excellent condition.
7 Pumpkin and black rafia hat by Schiaparelli.
8 Side view of Schiaparelli hat.
9 Lot 386 – Schiaparelli suit, 1950s: Fine black wool faille jacket & skirt, 4 amber colored plastic buttons, label: "Schiaparelli New York Paris", satin damask "S" lining, B 38", W 28", H 38", skirt L 28", excellent.
Dinner suit of black crepe consiting of a dress and jacket, with embroidered seed-bead pansies decorating the jacket front and pockets.
In early 1940, Schiaparelli had signed a contract with Columbia Broadcasting company for a U.S. coast-to-coast lecture tour. With the fall of France to the Germans, Schiap left France for NY via Lisbon aboard Pan American's "flying boat," the Yankee Clipper. She arrived on July 20.
She had designed a special wardrobe to illustrate her lecture tour, "Clothes Make the Woman," and had made arrangements to have it copied by five specially selected American manufacturers. Each garment and hat would bear a label decaring it an "Authorized Schiaparelli Repproduction--Special Collection 1940."
Unfortunately, the wardrobe was on a ship which was sunk. The missing garments were made using as models the outfits Schiap herself ...
11 Dinner suit dress.
12 Pansy embroidery on the pocket. The wormanship is gorgeous with batting behind the beads to provide dimension.
13 Button for the jacket. The picture has been lightened as the button is black metal with raised stars.
14 Vogue article from October 1940 showing the long version of the dinner suit.