Dress designing . . . is to me not a profession but an art. -- Elsa Schiaparelli
I am beyond excited to have found this video by the house of Elsa Schiaparelli. She was a huge influence on my early art.
I think it was her sense of humor I loved most and her exquisite attention to detail, along with an irreverent mix of materials. A dress made to look like a painted straw basket?? A shoe as a hat?? She invented Hot Pink. It was her color! It makes a woman noticeable at a distance! Anyway, take a moment as you savor your wine (or coffee or tea) to enjoy learning more about this extraordinary artist and the design director now leading the company. He certainly honors her spirit.