Architectural Digest (UAE)
Nearly 20 years after its last Elsa Schiaparelli retrospective, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs is staging a major new show on the work of the Italian fashion icon, a designer so creative that she was claimed by the cliquey Surrealist art movement as one of its own. Featuring an immersive scenography by Nathalie Crinière that mimics Schiaparelli’s boldness, the exhibition boasts 520 works, from clothes, accessories and jewels to paintings and objects by the designer’s coterie, including Salvador Dalí and Meret Oppenheim. The focus is on key moments in Schiaparelli’s career, revealing where she was finding inspiration at each stage of her life: in addition to the iconic lobster-themed designs, highlights include a display of her breathtaking perfume creations and tributes to her style by Saint Laurent, Galliano and Lacroix.
Shocking! The surreal world of Elsa Schiaparelli runs until 22 January 2023. madparis.fr