As legendary brand Schiaparelli continues expansion and revival on the heels of the ever-popular Met exhibit, now another icon is joining the creative flow. Christian Lacroix will lend his mastery to a new capsule collection. The collection's fifteen pieces will be displayed at the original Schiaparelli salon in Paris beginning this July.
Lacroix released the following statement about the collaboration: “In this persona incarnating a true aristocrat, one finds a spirit where mathematics and literature as well as poetry coexist: Elsa is a sacred sphinge who never ceases to interrogate us while offering us new enigmas as answers. Art, theater and cinema…my wish is to reposition Elsa at the center of her maison and on the stage from which she once seduced the world.” And, according to Style.com, this is just the beginning. After the (we presume) critical success of Lacroix' collection, the brand will continue tapping top industry designers for further projects displayed at a yearly event at the 21 Place Vendôme salon.
Photo: Courtesy of Schiaparelli.