January 1, 2014

Face to Face

12.31 Elsa Schiaparelli and Miu Miu

A contemporary of Salvador Dalí and Jean Cocteau, Elsa Schiaparelli’s transgressive designs were often inspired by the surrealists.  A violet, satin evening coat was the result of Schiaparelli’s collaboration with Jean Cocteau in 1937 and was almost certainly the inspiration for a jacket seen on Miu Miu’s SS 2014 runways–almost a year after the Costume Institute’s exhibition, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations.

Elsa Schiaparelli Evening Coat, 1937

Elsa Schiaparelli Evening Coat, 1937

Miu Miu SS 2014

Miu Miu SS 2014

 

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One Comment

  1. Svetlana

    January 21, 2014 at 3:34 pm

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    this is really impressive and great ) Love Schiap and her provocative personality so much! Thanks for post. And hellos from Russia )

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