11 juillet 2018

Records at Sotheby's for iconic 20th century

PARIS - The sale of the Quidam de Revel collection achieved nearly €550,000 in 100 lots: a session punctuated with some splendid bidding battles for the most iconic pieces between major European collectors and international institutions. This unique session was marked by several world auction records, which were particularly impressive for Elsa Schiaparelli, Paco Rabanne and Martin Margiela. According to Julia Guillon, specialist in charge of the sale: "As Sonia Rykiel put it, you can create fashion all over the world, but the... [Lire la suite]

18 octobre 2017

The Dali Museum introduces first-ever retrospective exhibition of designer Elsa Schiaparelli and artist Salvador Dali

Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dali, circa 1949. Image Rights of Salvador Dali reserved. Fundacio Gala-Salvador Dali, Figueres, 2017. ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.- Delight in the daring and breathtaking works of two celebrated artists when Dali & Schiaparelli opens at The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, FL, Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Running through January 14, 2018 Dali & Schiaparelli is the first exhibition dedicated to the creative relationship and masterpieces of Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dali. The exhibit,... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2017

Véronique Bamps at TEFAF Maastricht 2017

Cartier. Twin tiger bracelet, Paris, circa 1990. Gold, diamonds, onyx and emeralds. Signed 'Cartier' © Véronique Bamps Archaeological revival earrings, circa 1870. Gold and diamonds © Véronique Bamps Tiffany & Co. Orchid brooch, New York, 1890. Gold, enamel and diamond. Height 7.3 cm. Signed 'Tiffany & Co' © Véronique Bamps Jean Dunand (Lancy 1877-1942 Paris), Ring, Paris, circa 1930. Silver and lacquer. Signed 'Jean Dunand' © Véronique Bamps Suzanne Belperron, Cattail brooch, Paris, between 1945 and 1955. White... [Lire la suite]
15 août 2016

Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973). Necklace, ca. 1937

Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973). Necklace, ca. 1937. Metal. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Millicent Huttleston Rogers, 1951 (2009.300.1449). © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. A striking, unusual design, this necklace by Schiaparelli is characteristic of her highly original design aesthetic. The sculptural piece, crisp in gold metal, although worn as jewelry, also looks... [Lire la suite]
15 août 2016

Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973). Necklace, 1938

Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973). Necklace, 1938. Metal. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Beatrice Glass, 1981 (1981.517.12). © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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15 août 2016

Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973). Necklace, fall 1938

Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973). Necklace, fall 1938. Metal. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Arturo and Paul Peralta-Ramos, 1955 (2009.300.1496). © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Schiaparelli's fall 1938 pagan collection dazzled her clients and the fashion press with references to spring eternal throughout. The collection was studded with flowers, insects, and as seen in this... [Lire la suite]

15 août 2016

Elsa Schiaparelli, (Italian, 1890–1973). Necklace, 1938

Elsa Schiaparelli, (Italian, 1890–1973). Necklace, 1938. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Arturo and Paul Peralta-Ramos, 1955 (2009.300.1236) © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The symbolism connected to the ivy plant is varied. Based on its evergreen nature, and the ability to grow in the darkest of places despite lack of light, it has been seen as a symbol of fidelity and enduring... [Lire la suite]
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15 août 2016

Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973). Necklace, fall 1938

Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973). Necklace, fall 1938. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Arturo and Paul Peralta-Ramos, 1955 (2009.300.1237) © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Schiaparelli's fall 1938 collection was rife with references to flora and fauna, inspired by the Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli’s lush depictions of spring, specifically in "The Birth of Venus" and... [Lire la suite]
30 novembre 2015

Passion for Fashion on 8th December 2015 at Kerry Taylor Auctions

Lot 80 : A rare and important Elsa Schiaparelli 'Hall of Mirrors' jacket (detail), 'Zodiac' collection, Autumn-Winter, 1938-39. Estimate:£2000 - £3000. © Kerry Taylor Auctions. The sale opens with a mixture of Hermès handbags and Chanel jewellery – which could make tempting Christmas gifts? We also have the most perfect Christmas dress of all - a Pierre Balmain haute couture velvet dress 1955, covered with Lesage embroidered three-dimensional holly and berries (lot 81) – you just need a 24 inch waist!Although we... [Lire la suite]
10 novembre 2015

Topaz bangle, Suzanne Belperron, circa 1935

Formerly in the collection of Elsa Schiaparelli. Topaz bangle, Suzanne Belperron, circa 1935. Estimate 39,000 — 59,000 CHF. Photo Sotheby's Designed as four silver bands swing set with collet-set cushion-shaped, circular-cut and oval light blue topaz,smaller inner circumference approximately 125mm, French assay and partial maker’s marks. Accompanied by a certificate from Olivier Baroin.  Provenance: Originally purchased by Elsa Schiaparelli from Suzanne Belperron. Notes: Elsa Schiaparelli was... [Lire la suite]