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PARIS, 23 JANUARY 2014

Christie’s is pleased to present The Personal Collection of Elsa Schiaparelli at auction in Paris on 23 January, 2014. A landmark sale for the international world of fashion, style and design, the collection comes to the market having passed by descent to Elsa Schiaparelli’s granddaughter, the actress Marisa Schiaparelli Berenson. With passion and extraordinary vision, the legendary Madame Elsa Schiaparelli – a deadly rival of Coco Chanel – was at the heart of avant-garde ideas in 1930s Paris. A powerful conduit between the worlds of cutting-edge fashion and surrealist art, she was a collaborator, friend and patron to many leading artists of the day, from Salvador Dalí and Man Ray to Christian Bérard, Jean Cocteau, Alberto and Diego Giacometti, and Marcel Vertès. Comprising approximately 190 lots, this remarkable private collection features fashion – a dynamic combination of Elsa Schiaparelli’s own designs alongside other much-loved ethnic costumes and personal pieces – furniture, fine art and decorative arts which, together, evoke the unique inspirational sensibility adored by so many.

Collection Highlights

Sale Information

Collection Personnelle D'elsa Schiaparelli

Christie’s Paris
9 avenue Matignon

AUCTION TIMES Jan 23, 5pm

VIEWING TIMES Paris
Jan 18 10am - 6pm
Jan 20 10am - 6pm
Jan 21 10am - 6pm
Jan 22 10am - 6pm

Contacts Lionel Gosset
lgosset@christies.com
Tel: +33 1 40 76 85 95

Quitterie Marcellin
qmarcellin@christies.com
Tel: +33 1 40 76 83 93