Elsa Schiaparelli had a thing for palm trees. The Italian couturier grew up admiring the ones surrounding her home in Rome’s Palazzo Corsini. At 13, she travelled with her father to Tunisia, a country dotted with them, where she would later build a villa. And in 1936, they appeared on a black wool jacket (ordered by Marlene Dietrich) for her winter collection. Revived by Schiaparelli’s present creative director, Bertrand Guyon, for a series celebrating the house’s iconic motifs, the original gold Maison Lesage embroidery now lives on an ivory satin gabardine blazer, paying homage to the designer’s enduring inspiration.
Schiaparelli’s Storied Golden Palm Motif Makes a Comeback
An eye-catching garment draws us in for a closer look.by Shyam Patel September 25, 2017
Schiaparelli Golden Palm Jacket, price upon request; schiaparelli.com