Monday Muse

Monday Muse

Spring is in the air!

Below are some whimisical designs from one of our all time favorite fashion designers, Elsa Schiaparelli, that scream springtime fantasy. In her autobiography Shocking Life (1954) Schiaparelli who considered herself a mystic, actually planted flower seeds in her throat, ears, nose and eyes in the hope that she would become a beautiful garden! “To have a face covered with flowers like a heavenly garden would indeed be a wonderful thing!” she wrote in her autobiography.

Isn't that wild?

Enjoy some inspiration below!


Model wearing an Elsa Schiaparelli evening dress, 1935.

Tulle and silk hat Designed by Elsa Schiaparelli, circa 1960s.

Evening Coat by Elsa Schiaparelli and Jean Cocteau, 1937

Cape « Phoebus », 1938

Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor in the film "Moulin Rouge," 1952, wearing a shocking-pink dress designed by Elsa Schiaparelli.

Shocking a perfume introduced in 1937. Elsa commissioned her friend Leonor Fini, a surrealist painter to design the bottle. 


Fast forward to Schiaparelli's current lead designer, Daniel Roseberry's fantastical creations below.

Schiaparelli Fall/Winter 2022/23 couture collection.



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