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Vintage Schiaparelli Red Silk Scarf with Irish Linen Cushion Pillow
Custom made one-of-a-kind cushion (pillow) from a rare vintage silk Schiaparelli scarf, in an unusual pink geometric print with hand rolled edges. Featuring the ‘Schiaparelli’ signature placed prominently in bottom right corner in it’s own box, making up part of the design. Backed in new 100% pure Irish linen, the aristocrat of textiles, lined in a layer of natural bamboo wadding, filled with new plush duck feather insert and a concealed zip.
Elsa Schiaparelli was an aristocratic Italian fashion designer who along with Coco Chanel, her greatest rival, is regarded as one of the most prominent figures in fashion between the two World Wars, but Schiaparelli did not adapt to the changes in fashion following the war and her couture house closed in 1954. She was encouraged by couture godfather Paul Poiret and her designs were heavily influenced by her contemporary Surrealist friends, doing collaborations with both Salvador Dalí and Jean Cocteau. Interestingly by 1939, Schiaparelli was well-known enough in intellectual circles to be mentioned as ‘the epitome of modernity’ by the Irish poet Louis MacNeice. (the Schiaparelli brand has since reopened again in 2012) The eccentric designer is remember most for her ‘Tear Dress’, ’Lobster Dress’ and the ‘Shoe Hat’. She is famed for her use of the colour shocking pink,
so much so that she is believed to have even introduced the name for the colour ‘shocking pink’!, making this cushion a very special piece. It ‘pops’ vibrantly and would definitely be a conversations starter. Discovered in an antiques shop in the St Paul district of Paris, this museum quality piece would make a spectacular addition to any interior. We also have this same print in a softer blue and antique gold colour-way listed too.
A contemporary cushion (pillow) constructed with antique elements by using fragments of precious fabric.
Handcrafted in Ireland
Created by designer-maker Katie Larmour
Color: Shocking pink, red, off white, ivory, gold, bright mustard and orange.
Size: 19“ x 18.5“