May 24, 2018 | By Lourdes Linares
Jan 26, 2011
In the spirit of S/S 11’s baroque eyewear, Elsa Schiaparelli’s fantastic frames came to mind as suitably inspirational fodder for those of us day-dreaming about warmer climes during this gloomy month of January. The queen of quirky, surrealistic fashion throughout the 1930s and 40s, Schiaparelli is often celebrated for her trompe l’oeil effects, innovative prints, and exceptionally unique hats, while her equally playful eyewear has long been overshadowed by the bows, lobsters, harlequin motifs and shocking! pink which dominate most books on her oeuvre. Extremely rare and highly covetable, Schiaparelli frames command anywhere from $300 – $1,500 on ebay, etsy, and at auctions, and it’s easy to see why– delicate yet festive and even funny, these frames are perfect for the ideal Schiaparelli customer, a girl with her tongue-firmly-in-cheek.
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