ART AND FASHION: The long-awaited Schiaparelli retrospective at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs this summer will be as much about art as it is about clothes.
“Shocking: The Surreal World of Elsa Schiaparelli” will present the couturier’s creations alongside works by Salvador Dalí, Jean-Michel Frank, Meret Oppenheim and Alberto Giacometti, marking a break with the museum’s previous exhibition dedicated to the inspirational designer. Surrealist, held in 2004.
It will also feature sketches from the extensive collection donated by Schiaparelli to the French Union of Costume Arts, now owned by the museum.
“In today’s modern world that sees an obvious direct link between fashion and art, Elsa Schiaparelli, a self-proclaimed ‘inspired’ seamstress, stands out more than ever as a woman of our time,” the Museum said. Decorative Arts in a press release. .
“For two decades, Elsa Schiaparelli has lived and breathed avant-garde fashion, using it as a playground to reinvent woman and femininity, style and spirit, with a life’s work that remains d “a striking modernity. She embodied the vision of a radiant and vibrant Paris with an insatiable curiosity, reveling in all that was new,” he added.
Interest in Schiaparelli is at an all-time high as its current art director, Daniel Roseberry, dresses everyone from First Lady Jill Biden to Cardi B. The exhibit is set to open July 6, two days after the house must reveal its fall. haute couture collection during Paris Couture Week, and is due to last until January 22.
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