Inside the revamped showroom, Schiaparelli bigwigs have painstakingly recreated her surrealist universe. Original artifacts that artists designed for the Schiaparelli boutique are proudly on display. Across five salons, glittering gold columns by Alberto Giacometti, a powder compact in the shape of a telephone dial by Dali, a wacky colored carpet by Fernand Leger, spiraling metal glasses created by Man Ray.Are you excited to see the new Schiaparelli collection next June? We can't wait to find out who the appointed creative director is. Maybe ex-YSL creative director Stefano Pilati? Maybe even Galliano! Tell us who you think it'll be in the comments, below.
Also featured is a "cabinet of curiosity" which featured the perfume Shocking—a reminder of why the Schiaparelli name became world renowned. A one-foot (30-centimeter) curved fuchsia perfume bottle stands provocatively in the shape of the bust of Hollywood sex symbol Mae West—a design echoed by designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier. "Shocking" was an adjective on high rotation in the Schiaparelli vocabulary. She invented a bright fuchsia hue—the now world famous "shocking pink"—that she chose as the house's signature color.