Schiaparelli gets a museum retrospective, and more news you missed
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Daniel Roseberry has brought Schiaparelli back into focus over the past couple of seasons, forging overblown and outré collections indebted to its founder’s surrealist whims. And from July 6, Elsa Schiaparelli will be the subject of a new exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris dubbed Shocking Chic: Les mondes surréalistes d’Elsa Schiaparelli – a riff on the Italian designer’s shocking pink signature. A contemporary of Jean Cocteau, Man Ray, Jean-Michel Frank, Salvador Dalí, and Marlene Dietrich, Schiaparelli was a provocateur, enlivening couture with quirk and iconoclasm. Though her legacy has been somewhat overshadowed by Gabrielle Chanel, Schiaparelli was the first to collaborate with artists, to create trompe l’oeil garments, and to use newspaper prints – long before John Galliano did the same at Dior. The show will run until January 22 next year, tickets for which can be purchased here.
In fashion news this week, Maximilian Davis landed a major gig as the new creative director of Salvatore Ferragamo, while Sarah Burton went foraging in huge piles of muck for Alexander McQueen. Otherwise, Kim Cattral and Josh Hartnett were hawked as fashion’s hottest new couple, Aya Nakamura collaborated with Balenciaga, and Anna Wintour unveiled the Met Gala’s 2022 theme. As the Fashioning Masculinities exhibition opened at the Victoria and Albert Museum, straight women made like lesbians and finally found the confidence to wear trousers – apparently. For everything else that may have passed you by, click through the gallery below.