Elsa Schiaparelli’s Shoe Hat

Elsa Schiaparelli, an Italian in Paris, was a fashion designer and founder of the Schiaparelli haute-couture house. She was the author of many avant-garde fashion pieces, like the famous shoe hat, which she created in collaboration with the Spanish-Catalan artist Salvador Dalí. Maison Schiaparelli was recently revived as a classic haute-couture fashion house by the Italian fashion magnate Diego Della Valle. Their latest Fall-Winter collection was shown at the Paris Haute Couture Week in July 2017.