Exciting news for vintage jewelry lovers! The whimsy and sweetness of Schiaperlli is now within your reach.
On May 2, 1stdibs.com, the marketplace for all things vintage, will unveil a selection of rare Elsa Schiaparelli jewelry, timed to a museum show that connects her work to that of another influential Italian designer, Miuccia Prada. The items for sale were made between the 1930s and 1950s. They range in price from $350, for a pair of japanned metal ear clips, to more than $50,000 for a makeup compact shaped like a rotary telephone dial, which Schiaparelli designed with Salvador Dali around 1935.
“The nice thing about those pieces from the ’50s is that they’re not so expensive, even now,” said Mark Walsh of Vintage Luxury, who sourced this collection for 1stdibs.com with his business partner, Leslie Chin. “So everybody can have a little something Schiaparelli.”
Here’s some samples of her work: