Oh, Miss Elsa created "shocking pink" and this is the perfect example of her style - and what style she had.
This is THE classic and iconic design that turned all fashion traditionalists on their ears and opened the doors to a new era of avant garde fashion.
Nothing screams "style" like a shocking pink hat by Elsa Schiaparelli! Okay, fashionistas, this is THE hat to own and collect.
This piece just returned to us from our loan to Vanity Fair for their Paris Fashion Shoot in Feb 2012. Flattered much? Oh, yes yes, yes!!!!
It has a WONDERFUL feel, soft and velvety, we find ourselves "petting" in as we walk by in admiration.
If you saw it in person, you couldn't help but grab it and don it on your head! Fun, funky, and wildly pink. Soft and perfect beaver fur - the best of the best for hats then and now.
Elsa Schiaparelli founded her design brand in the 1920's. It set a lasting standard in the world of fashion.
She gave the fashion world innovations like the wedge heel and "Shocking Pink."
It was said that Elsa and Coco had a friendship although they were competitors and the historical reports are that there was a jealously over beauty; with Coco a classic beauty and Elsa, well, not so much...
An amazing trailblazing designer, her creations "created" style, new colors, new trends, and changed the horizon of fashion design and architecture forever.
In a cloche style, this hat has all the characteristics of Schiaparelli's most collectible hats: the vibrant pink color, unique "layered" design, and delicate rhinestone embellishment
The rhinestones, in the iridescent aurora borealis style, are arranged in a circular array at the front of the hat, and embrace a dove-tail adornment.
Small and alluring, the round-cut stones measure 6mm each.
This gorgeous cloche measures 22 3/4" in circumference (very wearable as most in this era are very small), 8" in diameter, and stands 4 3/4" tall.
The original silk, Schiaparelli tag remains perfectly attached on the interior of the hat and measures 3 ½" x 2".
There is also a logo printed directly on the underside of the hat which reads "Helios, Ready Made in Italy", and a sea-foam green ribbon made of beautiful grosgrain has stayed intact on the interior.
The original Schiaparelli tag is also attached that shows "Schiaparelli Made in Paris."
With all its original tags, rhinestones, and Schiaparelli details, the piece remains in wonderful vintage condition.
For those collectors seeking high-quality, authentic items, this elegant Schiaparelli hat is a must-have!