I was having a tea party recently with a group of hungry young fashion image-makers, stylists, writers and generally pleasant little things when who should turn up but Gareth Wrighton with biscuits made and iced by himself – portraits of Schiaparelli. I sense the Great Fashion Bake Off ....  Tarte a la Yves, Steamed Poiret Pudding, Balenciaga Brownies, Chanel Crumble Noir.

Please mix and match below in a game not equalled since SNAP!

1:  Elsa Schiaparelli, London, Upper Grosvenor Street, 1936

2: Man Ray, Elsa Schiaparelli, 1933

3: Elsa Schiaparelli 

A is for Avant-garde Elsa.

B is for Brilliant Elsa.

C is for Camp Elsa.

D is for Delightful Elsa.

4: Elsa Schiaparelli 

E is for Exciting Elsa.

F is for Fascinating Elsa.

5: Elsa Schiaparelli, 1937

6: Elsa Schiaparelli 

Mrs Miniver

‘Miniver’ has all the gorgeous allusions to the age of chivalry, the medieval past and the courts of the Plantagenets and Valois. Fur in fashion repeats itself over and over again, from the white fox lining the robes of ‘Salome’ in the Byzantine Ravenna Mosaics to the mink that trimmed the robes of Henry VIII.

ELSA SCHIAPARELLI
BISCUITS BY GARETH WRIGHTON, ebaE, http://ebae.cheap

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