Schiaparelli’s 70s Inspired Collection of Luxe Fabrics, Stars and Sequins



Join us to experience the Schiaparelli Haute Couture collection for spring/summer 2015 in Paris. The show concept was designed by Jean-Paul Goude and featured a choir of voices singing from the balcony windows.

Each outfit was quite individual from a loose double breasted tuxedo suit worn with a blue fez, to a rich sage free dress with sparkling detail at the neck and printed jumpsuits. However, some themes in the motifs and accessories tied the pieces together like the recurring sequined bows and stars, and the pins that featured on several garments as well as making stunning headpieces and bracelets.

There was a 70s feel with head scarves, wraps and flowing flares along with the oversized sunglasses and afro hair worn by some of the models. Other models had neat asymmetric fringes, braids and plaits worn with bright lipstick.

We talk to some of the guests in attendance including singer songwriter Carla Bruni who speaks about the value of couture and why its such an important tradition with more than 50 years of history that will be treasured and continued. Actress Alice Eve thought it was a fantastic collection and praises the show’s atmosphere and choice of music.

Farida Khelfa, ambassador of the Schiaparelli house, talks about the impact of the show and creating the right ‘mis en scene’ so as not to detract from the clothes but to make something sombre and moving, which was exactly what Jean-Paul Goude delivered.
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