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Haute Couture: Marco Zaninis Hommage an Elsa Schiaparelli

1951 Della Oake is wearing organdy blouse with voluminous sleeves and long slim satin skirt by Schiaparelli designer couture dress gown unique wide puff sleeves sheath black

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Elsa Schiaparelli - my favourite surrealist fashion designer...love the golden hair sleeve on this 1937 embroidered piece.

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An Elsa Schiaparelli couture deep fuchsia velvet evening coat, late 1930s, bearing printed petersham Paris label and numbered 91184, the front bodice with curved multi-darted seams which sweep down to form a curve at the narrow rear waist, with dramatic fan-shaped pleats forming leg o' mutton sleeves, four large celluloid disc buttons inset with glitter and beads, high stand angular collar, silk lining, chest approx 86cm, 34in

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Elsa Schiaparelli 1938 The Circus Collection.The jacket was originally worn with purple crêpe evening dress. It has been described as the most riotous and swaggering fashion that Paris had ever seen. The novelty effects, including prancing dogs and horses, grey elephants, spotlit acrobats, tents and clowns with commissioned extravagant and decorative buttons for the distinctive outfits. These handmade, cast metal acrobats are full of vitality and humour. This was an extremely novel…

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Elsa Schiaparelli, evening gloves, 1936- In style by Doors Lifestyle. Visit www.doorslifestyle.com and subscribe for insider's hidden style treasures

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