Vintage Schiaparelli Earrings
Though often overshadowed by longtime rival Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli was one of the most experimental and influential fashion designers of her time. She is best known for her fanciful design details - decorative buttons, visible zippers, and collaborations with prominent designers of the time, including master of surrealism, Salvador Dali. Her work often bridged the divide between art and fashion, yielding wholly original results beloved by some of the most outlandish personalities of the time, and famously causing Coco Chanel to refer to Schiaparelli as "that Italian artist who makes clothes."
Elsa Schiaparelli's costume jewelry - characteristically unorthodox for its time- has earned cult status and has become highly sought after collector's pieces. The decorative, abstract design of these clip on earrings is typical of Schiaparelli's designs of the 1940s and 50s.