As you have seen with my last article on Elsa Schiaparelli, the Italian couturiere caused a stir more than once with her Surrealist Couture during the interwar period. But after its closure in 1954, its founder took care of her autobiography and of her brands’ archive. After many years of a Sleeping Beauty slumber the house of Schiaparelli was reopened in 2012 and was awarded the official Haute Couture label by the French Ministry of Industry and the French Couture Federation in 2017. Ever since the art director Daniel Roseberry has been presenting many acclaimed Haute Couture collections, picking up the marvelous creative threads of Elsa Schiaparelli and transforming them into contemporary couture. Let’s look at that visual feast Schiaparelli by Roseberry has in store for us!
THE shocking PINK
Daniel Roseberry has been playing with the most obvious style feature of Elsa Schiaparelli: Her iconic shocking Pink.
Just as Elsa Schiaparelli Daniel Roseberry keeps positioning parts of the human body at rather unusual places in eye-catching forms and shapes.
Talking about eye-catching details we must point out the many times Schiaparelli by Roseberry brought sheer gold to our attention.
Just as Elsa Schiaparelli Daniel Roseberry creates illusions with his couture – with lines, shadows, and forms.
As it is with Haute Couture, this particular branch of fashion design comes in pieces uniques all made by hand, meaning that its looks are (re-)created only for special occasions (Lady Gaga wore Schiaparelli for her performance at the Inauguration of President Biden f.ex.) and sold to especially wealthy clients (one look can cost up to several tens of thousands of Euros).
Now we do all agree, that Roseberry creates marvelous pieces of art at Schiaparelli, but how are we supposed to wear it if we cannot ever afford it, you might ask yourself.