The Schiaparelli revolution: from red carpet to ready to wear
If you have been following the awards season — or have an Instagram account — you may have noticed that a name has become unanimous. In 2020, Schiaparelli completed 130 years of the stylist's legacy. As well as the brand, Elsa was a visionary, surrealist and daring by nature.
The precursor of shocking-pink would be proud to see the reach of her strength and originality by the hands of Daniel Roseberry, the label's creative director these days. Remember the black leather off-the-shoulder ruched dress with trompe l’oeil gold fingernail gloves? The one Beyoncé wore when she won the Grammy that would make her the most awarded woman of all time? It’s Daniel Roseberry's. This and other looks in leather studded stars swiped trophies on Grammy's night.
But Schiaparelli goes far beyond the red carpet and the runways. Recently, the brand has undergone a revolution, bringing its haute couture into ready-to-wear fashion. Roseberry uses his creative freedom to deconstruct delicate frills and adornments, creating strong and provocative shapes like the top with a “six-pack” made of shiny molded leather used by Kim Kardashian at Christmas.
The surrealist body is essential for the brand, “Elsa Schiaparelli believed that anatomy was not just a point of inspiration, but a playground,” says the quote that describes a leather bag with ears embossed. Choosing leather makes perfect sense for the brand's designs, as the material can be molded into any shape — there is no limit to creativity.
While many wonder if the style is weird, Schiaparelli wonders if it is weird enough. And who will continue with the normal when we have already discovered that normal doesn't work anymore?
The GG for best actress and style goes to: Emma Corrin.