Posted 2 years ago
Ever since discovering Elsa Schiaparelli and her fascinating, avant garde designs, I have been a diehard collector. Her life story drew me in, and her infamous rivalry with her French fashion counterpart, Coco Chanel, furthered my interest in her designs.
Schiaparelli had a unique approach to style that reflected a brand of creativity previously unseen. I have always thought of her as laying the building blocks of mystical/fantasy fashions, like those seen in Kirks Folly creations. Among my favorites are her lobster fabric dresses, which can be seen in museums.
Schiaparelli jewelry often features molded, opalescent glass stones in the shapes/textures of flowers, leaves, and unrefined nuggets. However, this brooch stands out from other pieces by the fashion house due to its symmetry and use of classic, round brilliant rhinestones.
If you are shopping for Schiaparelli jewelry, her brooches tend to fetch between $200 and $500. However, with some patience and dedicated sleuthing, they can be found for a small fraction of these estimates.
I look forward to sharing the rest of my Schiaparelli collection, so be sure to check back often! Thank you for stopping by, and enjoy!