Dec 13, 2023

This avant-garde fashion house closed it's Paris shop doors 69 years ago today.

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The End of an Era: Elsa Schiaparelli's Fashion Legacy.

On this day, the curtains drew to a close on one of the most avant-garde fashion houses of the 20th century – the House of Schiaparelli at Place Vendôme in Paris. Elsa Schiaparelli, the maverick designer behind this iconic label, was known for her daring, whimsical creations that pushed the boundaries of fashion design.

Schiaparelli's work was a fusion of art and fashion, often collaborating with artists like Salvador Dalí and Jean Cocteau. Her designs were both innovative and provocative, introducing elements like the trompe-l'oeil and the infamous lobster dress. Schiaparelli's influence extended beyond the aesthetics of her garments; she revolutionized the very way we think about fashion as a form of artistic and personal expression.

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