Currently at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, don’t miss the Shocking! which honors the designer Elsa Schiaparelli .
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Inspired by the Parisian avant-garde
Italian designer, Elsa Schiaparelli was inspired by her privileged relationship with artists from the Parisian avant-garde milieu of the 1920s and 1930s. Her work is audacious, inspiring and revisited throughout this exhibition in order to make you rediscover his taste for the show, his modernity and his artistic fantasy. In an inventive and theatrical scenography by Nathalie Crinière, the Schiaparelli retrospective brings together the creations of the fashion house and their preparatory sketches. Here, in the middle of the 6,387 collection drawings donated to MAD, are presented the evening cape, which is adorned with a Medusa head imagined by Christian Bérard and embroidered by Lesage, and the archives illustrating the stages of this emblematic creation.
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Different forms of art
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 are displayed next to works by Elsa Schiaparelli. This major retrospective also highlights the heritage of the Schiaparelli style with silhouettes interpreted by famous couturiers paying homage to it : Yves Saint Laurent, Azzedine Alaïa, John Galliano, Christian Lacroix. Daniel Roseberry, artistic director of the Schiaparelli house since 2019, interprets the legacy of Elsa Schiaparelli.
MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE ARTS
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