Schiaparelli Rare Handmade Shocking Pink and Tomato Red Muffler

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Schiaparelli overscale Shocking Pink And Red Mohair Muffler. Hand Knitted in oversized tubular mohair yarns with self fringed.
80" x 9"
A rare example of Schiaparelli, turning an everyday object into art.

"I gave to pink, the nerve of the red, a neon pink, an unreal pink, Shocking Pink"

Yves Saint Laurent:
Schiaparelli's pink was "an aggressive, brawling, warrior pink”

Elsa Schiaparelli's "Shocking" Pink was a color which derived from a 17.27 carat rose colored Cartier diamond known as the Tete de Belier, belonging to her friend and client, Daisy Fellowes.

Shocking Pink was used for the eponymous perfume "Shocking", which was launched in 1937. The packaging was designed by artist Leonor Fini and the bottle was based on Mae West's curvaceous figure.

Her first shoe-hat, designed for her autumn 1937 collection, had a Shocking Pink heel. Salvador Dali loved the color so much he used it for one of his own works, “an enormous stuffed bear with drawers in its stomach,” dyed in Shocking Pink.

Her flagship store on Place Vendome was dubbed “La Zone Rose.”
Details
Designer
House of Schiaparelli
Brand
Schiaparelli /Miss Schiaparelli
Place of Origin
France
Period
1950-1959
Condition
New or Never Worn
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
AU130929461863
Address
Vintage Luxury
By Appointment Only
New York NY 00000
US
By Appointment Only
(646) 832-4619
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