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MET Ball Buzz: Schiaparelli Label To Relaunch

Forty years after the designers' death, Elsa Schiaparelli's namesake level is set to be revived this year

PREVIEW: SCHIAPARELLI AND PRADA: IMPOSSIBLE CONVERSATIONS EXHIBITION

Photo Courtesy of the MET Museum

PREVIEW: SCHIAPARELLI AND PRADA: IMPOSSIBLE CONVERSATIONS EXHIBITION

Photo Courtesy of the MET Museum

PREVIEW: SCHIAPARELLI AND PRADA: IMPOSSIBLE CONVERSATIONS EXHIBITION

Photo Courtesy of the MET Museum

PREVIEW: SCHIAPARELLI AND PRADA: IMPOSSIBLE CONVERSATIONS EXHIBITION

Photo Courtesy of Prada

Elsa Schiaparelli, designer

Photo by George Hoyningen-Huené

Adding to the buzz surrounding tonight’s MET Gala festivities, comes the announcement that the house of Schiaparelli will be revived later this year.

In 2006, the trademarks and archives of the label were purchased by Tod’s SpA, which also owns Tod’s and Roger Vivier. The relaunch of the brand is set to be centered around accessories, fragrances and cosmetics – we imagine signature ‘shocking’ pink labels and unusual bottles, inspired by the original line.

But who will lead the iconic brand?

While this announcement may bring on yet another round of speculative designer rumour-mongering, no names have been mentioned. However, the CEO of Tod’s SpA has appointed a spokesperson – Parisienne Farida Khelfa, former model and actress, having been cited as inspiration for the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Louboutin and Azzedine Alaïa. Khelfa is also one of the first names we’ve heard confirmed to actually be wearing Schiaparelli pulled from the label’s archives at tonight’s event.

Also set to re-launch, a line of iconic Prada handbags ranging from the label’s 1991 and 2005 collections starting at $995. If that’s a bit pricy, click to buy the new trinkets at the MET Museum‘s gift shop. Mini flame heels, bold lips and the it-book of the season are all in store now.

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