It doesn't get much more elegant than Schiaparelli, and this rare, red wallet is a vibrant example of Ms. Elsa's lasting contribution to the world of fashion.
This baby is NEW in box, never-ever used, and dates from the mid- to late 1950s.
After giving the fashion world innovations like the wedge heel and "Shocking Pink", Schiaparelli's legacy lives on today in rare and exquisite items like this fantastic wallet.
In addition to being simply drop-dead-gorgeous, this beauty comes with ALL of its original packing materials and accessories including the original "Shocking Pink" cardboard box with the Schiaparelli logo, a paper guarantee of leather-quality, a pink Schiaparelli "reorder ticket" and original logo-laden "Schiaparelli" identification card.
The wallet itself is a work of art. Rendered in ruby-red top-quality leather, it opens to reveal genuine snake-skin accents.
You will notice that wallet has lots of little pockets and inserts.
The flaps on the largest pockets are made of real, exceptionally textural snakeskin in a sensational shade of red with black veining.
The interior of the bill-fold is lined with shimmering red grosgrain. Here you will find an embossed mark that reads "cowhide".
The wallet remains in exceptional vintage condition with only the teeniest scuff on the exterior flap.
The box and accompanying accessories show some wear but remain in good condition overall.
We LOVE Schiaparelli, and her timeless style is beautifully reflected in this highly-collectible wallet.
Measurements: Closed, wallet measures 4 1/2" wide, 3 3/8" tall and 1 1/4" thick, Open, wallet measures 9 1/4" long, 3 3/8" tall and 1/2" thick, (75.4 grams) Box measures 9 5/8" long, 3 3/4" wide and 1" tall, (50 grams, w/ accessories) Total Weight: 125.4 grams (4.4 oz)