Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Own A Piece Of Fashion/Art History: Schiaparelli x Salvador Dalí

Elsa Schiaparelli was heavily influenced by Surrealists such as Man Ray, Cecil Beaton, Jean Cocteau and most notably, Salvador Dalí, who not only 
inspired prints for her collections but designed various exclusive pieces for her including an upside-down shoe as a hat and a pink belt with lips for a buckle.
One of the duo's most prolific designs was the 'Telephone Compact' - a mirror and powder puff in the style of an old rotary phone dial.

Designed in 1935 for Schiaparelli, the piece is now due to be sold as part of an exclusive online sale and showcase of her jewellery and fashion collection by Vintage Luxury and 1stDibs - a site featuring fine art and unique collectibles curated from over 1500 specialist antique dealers. 
Sunglasses and costume jewellery will be included in the sale, such as a pair of Ostrich clips from the 'Circus Collection 1938', made for Schiaparelli by jeweller Jean Schlumberger - Dalí also designed the iconic 'Skeleton' dress for the same collection.

Images © Istdibs / MurrayWeirWillats

The sale, which takes place on May 2nd, will also coincide with the 'Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada on Fashion' exhibition, which runs from May 10 - Aug 19 at the Costume Institute in New York.
For more info, head HERE.


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