Collection Personnelle d'Elsa Schiaparelli

Garner, Philippe (introduction)

Published by Christie's Paris, 2014
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Christie’s Paris. Collection Personnelle d’Elsa Schiaparelli. Softcover. 2014. Book is in very good condition: there is no writing in the book & pages are tight & clean. Introduction by Philippe Garner. Elsa Schiaparelli died in 1973 but much of her personal collection was preserved as if in amber until this year. Her granddaughter Marissa Berenson consigned it to Christie’s Paris in conjunction with the re-launch of the Elsa Schiaparelli fashion house. The sale featured one hundred eighty lots and included clothing, jewelry, furniture, and art. This catalogue is lavishly illustrated, mostly in color, depicting artwork by Christian Bérard, Leonor Fini, and Marcel Vertès and photographs by Horst and Man Ray. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Collection Personnelle d'Elsa Schiaparelli
Publisher: Christie's Paris
Publication Date: 2014
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Very Good

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Introduction by Philippe Garner.
Published by Christie's 23 January 2014., Paris (2014)
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Book Description Christie's 23 January 2014., Paris, 2014. Book Condition: Fine. Wrappers. 98 pages. With a printed results list loosely inserted. 177 lots illustrated in colour. .4kg. French, with English translation. Fine. The catalogue for the sale of the personal collection of the fashion couturier, Elsa Schiaparelli. 'The present collection comprises exemplary couture, with a highlight from her legendary 'Astrology' collection, exotic clothes from Schiaparelli's wardrobe that tell of her fascination with fabrics, motifs and styles of other cultures, and a range of furnishings, objects, and graphic works that vividly evoke her eclectic appetite for the decorative, the whimsical, and the exotic. We discover her fondness for surroundings filled with curiosities - bird-cages, ram's-horn desk ornaments, blackamoor figures, and decorative flourishes in rococo or baroque styles. Paintings and illustrations by her contemporaries remind us of the wonderful exchange of ideas that she enjoyed with a group of artists that included Dali, Bérard, Fini, Cocteau and Vertés.' (from the introduction). About half of the collection is comprised of Schiaparelli's clothes and accessories. Many of them are her own creations. There are also a number of Chinese, Moroccan and Turkish robes. Several photographs of the designer by Man Ray are included, as well as Horst's definitive portrait of her (which graces the cover). There are several illustrations, including fashion drawings by Bérard and Vertés. Beaux Books specialises in vintage, collectable and luxury books on art, design, fashion and style. All our books are in stock unless otherwise stated. Please contact us if you require any further information or need help in finding a book. Buy with confidence from an experienced bookseller. Bookseller Inventory # 515

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