This lovely illustration is an original advertisement from 1947, showcasing the genius combination of French illustrator Marcel Vertes and Italian Fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. The perfume Snuff had been out for 8 years at this point, and was still popular.
This is for one original paper illustration, directly from a 1947 magazine. It is in great condition and would look beautiful framed, decoupaged, or even just pinned to your inspiration board.
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DIMENSIONS: 9½" x 12½"
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SCHIAPARELLI'S OTHER PERFUMES:
Snuff - for men (1939)
Roi Soleil (1946)
ABOUT ELSA SCHIAPARELLI (1890-1973)
Elsa Schiaparelli is one of the most famous, glamourous Italian fashion designers. Shiaparelli, the niece of the famous astronomer who discovered the canali of Mars, spent hours as a youth studying the heavens. She then studied philosophy at the University of Rome, during which she published a book of sensual poems that shocked her conservative family. She was then sent to a convent, only to leave when she went on a hunger strike at the age of 22. Elsa led a refined, privileged life provided by her parent's high social statues, but felt that this luxury was stifling her art so she removed her self from the comforts of wealth and moved to New York City. Soon after, she moved again to Paris, only to combine her love of art and design and become a celebrated surrealist couturier.
Along with Coco Chanel, her greatest rival, she is regarded as one of the most prominent figures in fashion between the two World Wars. Elsa became famous for producing several surrealist fashions including the Lobster Dress, Tears Dress, Shoe Hat all of which she collaborated with Salvador Dali, and was inspired by her contemporaries Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Jean Cocteau, and Alberto Giacometti. Coco Chanel referred to Schiaparelli as "that Italian artist who makes clothes".
Along with her noted fashions, Schiaparelli introduced many famous perfumes, all of which she incorporated her love of Art, whether it was in the advertisements, packaging, or bottle design. Shocking was probably the most famous of all her perfumes. It is a heavy, sensual, bold and musky scent which could almost be described as a bold, scandalous scent.