By Cécile D., Laurent P. Photos by Laurent P. Published on July 5, 2022 at 7:34 PM
Bold, inspiring, avant-garde, shocking! The fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli has obtained many qualifiers… And if you form your own opinion on her work, thanks to the exhibition of the Museum of Decorative Arts “Shocking! The surreal worlds of Elsa Schiaparelli”, to discover from July 6, 2022 to January 22, 2023.
the decorative arts museum of Paris is organizing a large retrospective dedicated to the Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. This jack-of-all-trades artist has always defended her freedom, to establish herself as a figure ofavant-garde. Costumes, accessories, photographs, perfume bottles, jewelry, sculptures… Come and discover all the creations of this limitless artist, from July 6, 2022 to January 22, 2023with exposure Shocking! The surreal worlds of Elsa Schiaparelli.
The Museum of Decorative Arts has staged 520 works including 272 costumes and fashion accessories. The route is enriched with paintings, sculptures, jewelry, perfume bottles, ceramics, posters, and photographs signed by the greatest names of the time, from Man Ray to Salvador Dalí, from Jean Cocteau to Meret Oppenheim or even Elsa Triolet .
Elsa Schiaparelli had fun for 25 years, creating collections and works that are still surprising, innovative, and yet always faithful to the personality of this artist. Passionate about art, Elsa Schiaparelli was inspired by great painters, sculptors and photographers, creating bridges between disciplines to design unique models.
Rejecting codes and habits, she made high fashion his playground, appropriating various styles such as evening dresses, city outfits, sports models, accessories, or perfumes.
The exhibition highlights its remarkable and revolutionary collections, as well as its surprising collaborations, through a scenography immersive and spectacular. In particular, we discover hundreds of drawings and sketches by the artist, which trace his awakening to fashion and haute couture.
Art Deco, Salvador Dali, Elsa Triolet, Jean Cocteau, Man Ray: all the movements and artists of her time inspired her and let themselves be inspired by her. She pays particular attention to details, borrowing its touches of humor from the movement surrealist. She lets her passions speak in her creations, inventing collections around Italian antiquity, nature and music.
The Musée des Arts Décoratifs also surprises us by reconstructing, along the way through the exhibition, the sewing salons of Elsa Schiaparelli, then located at 21 place Vendôme in Paris. These shows have seen all the extravagant women on the planet, who call on the seamstress to stand out. And as a highlight, one of the latest creations byElsa Schiaparellia dress protected by Lady Gaga during the inauguration of the President Joe Bidenwhich the singer lent to the museum for the exhibition.
We also find in this exhibition many Pictures which testify to the great friendships and professional collaborations that have marked the career and life of the artist. The exhibition stimulates all our senses, with the presentation of perfumes on which she worked.
It is obviously impossible to talk about this fashion icon without highlighting some of her silhouettes the most famous. This rich, modern, abundant and unexpected exhibition reflects the image of the designer. A nice tribute to discover without waiting !