Christian Lacroix will design a one-off, 15-piece couture collection for the house of Schiaparelli honouring the legacy of designer Elsa Schiaparelli.
The collection will be unveiled in July during the couture shows in Paris, at 21 Place Vendôme – the location of Schiaparelli’s original workshop. Each of the unique pieces will be reinterpretations of the late designer’s most famous creations.
“In this persona incarnating a true aristocrat, one finds a spirit where mathematics and literature as well as poetry coexist: Elsa is a sacred sphinx who never ceases to interrogate us while offering us new enigmas as answers,” said Lacroix. “Art, theatre and cinema – my wish is to reposition Elsa at the centre of her maison and on the stage from which she once seduced the world.”
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