This is a RARE early original French vintage perfume advertisement for Elsa Schiaparelli’s parfum “Shocking”. The fragrance was first launched in 1937 and was a success from its inception. Schiaparelli teamed with the artist, Marcel Vertes, who created the whimsical, modern illustrated ads complementing Schiaparelli’s avant-garde style and irreverent attitude. Here he features fanciful fairies capturing Schiaparelli’s spirit and style. This print is a prime example of French style, flair, and pizazz in advertising art. It was originally published in a French periodical.
The vintage print is 8 ¾ by 11 ½ inches in size. It is original to 1938 and NOT a recent reproduction. It is in A+ condition and signed by Vertes. The print comes custom matted in a neutral 16 x 20 inch mat and works perfectly in a standard size frame. Please allow time for custom matting.
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Original French Schiaparelli Perfume Advertising Print