Category: Elsa Schiaparelli

Lady Mendl’s Elsa Schiaparelli “Apollo of Versailles” cape

The detailing in Elsa Schiaparelli’s “Apollo of Versailles” cape is simply exquisite. This piece comes from Schiaparelli’s iconic Autumn/Winter 1938-39 Cosmique collection, which was dedicated to “the worldly women.” Cosmique featured pieces with imagery inspired by the solar system, constellations and astronomy as well as historical events and figures. Schiaparelli took interest in astronomy because […]