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CREATORS & COLLECTORS OF FINE JEWELLERY

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ELSA SCHIAPARELLI

Her brilliance was in her ability to revitalise and revolutionise jewellery at a depressive time in history. In Schiaparelli’s glory years, between World War I and II, Europe was gripped in depression, poverty, and desperately wanted to regain the glory they felt in the 18th and 19th centuries

Schiaparelli was able to stimulate the creativity of her patrons, to make them feel closer to the time of luxury, grandeur and pride.... Read More

“ In difficult times fashion is always outrageous.”

THE ELSA SCHIAPARELLI COLLECTION

Elsa Schiaparelli

Born in Rome, Italy, in 1890, Elsa Schiaparelli was the daughter of an aristocrat, on her mother’s side, and her father, Celestino Schiaparelli was the Dean of the University of Rome, and curator of medieval manuscripts. Elsa drew a lot of inspiration from her father and the world of fantasy that she discovered through his books.

However, it was her grandfather, Giovanni Schiaparelli, a famous astrologer, who was arguably one of the strongest influences on her designs. Elsa could not resist the allure of the cosmos. This led her straight into the world of surrealism and a life long obsession with this daring art movement.

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