Evening ensemble House of Schiaparelli (French, Designer: Hubert de Givenchy (French, born Beauvais, Date: ca. 1952 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Mrs.
"The Tears Dress Evening ensemble (dress and veil) February 1938 (made) Schiaparelli, Elsa, (designer) Dali, (textile, designer)." This dress highlights some of the surrealist fashio in the that was very popular.
"Cocteau Jacket" Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, Artist: Jean Cocteau (French, Maisons-Laffitte Milly-la-Forêt) Maker: House of Lesage (French, founded Date: fall 1937 Culture: French Medium: linen, metal Dimensions: Length at CB: 21 in.
Very harsh, foreboding look for Matron, A Machine ----------Suit, Elsa Schiaparelli. Although sinuous curves ruled the evening wear silhouette in the the strong shoulder was a dominant element as well, especially in the crisp suits of Elsa Schiaparelli.
What is the impact of surrealism to the world of fashion?
Elsa Schiaparelli’s Shoe Hat Heavily influenced by surrealist Salvador Dali and Alberto Giacometti, the shoe hat was Schiaparelli interpretation of a 1933 photograph of Dali’s wife, Gala, with a slippers on her head.