Shocking perfume bottle by Schiaparelli

Shocking perfume bottle by Schiaparelli

Elsa Schiapparelli had the perfume bottle for Shoking patented in December 1936. The perfume was launched In1937 and with that also the color shocking pink was invented. The bottle was designed by Léonor Fini and represented a dressmaker dummy following the curves of Mae West, a velvet measuring tape and was decorated with porcelain flowers (inspired by Dalí ‘s paintings of flower-sellers so says wikipedia) The bottle came with a black leather carry-on case lined with fabric in shocking pink.
Needless to say, but we will; Jean Paul Gaultier took the bottle design to the next level; In 1993, he launched his first fragrance for women “JEAN-PAUL GAULTIER” (which is now called “CLASSIQUE”),  in a bottle representing a female torso based on both Madonna and the bottle of Shocking de Schiaparelli. Variations on the JPG Torso Bottles come in maybe millions and were (are?) highly collectable….

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Cindy Sherman x Comme Des Garçons

Cindy Sherman x Comme Des Garçons. Cindy Sherman for Comme Des Garçons advertising in 1993; Cindy Sherman produced a series of photographs for the clothing company Comme des Garçons that break virtually every rule of fashion photography. These “anti-fashion” photographs’ effects are shocking and discombobulating, particularly when viewed in the light of conventional fashion photography. They are not, however, out of place in the context of Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo’s approach to the business of fashion design, which is strongly inspired by the values of the contemporary art world. (read more:

Must-see of the Month, according to Rüpert.

I came across this wonderful and highly fascinating short interview with style director Adrian Clarke. He discusses the Maison Martin Margiela S/S 93 collection.
SHOWstudio asked a range of editors tot tell them about their top punk moment on the catwalk, in order to celebrate and unpick punk’s lasting influence on fashion.
I don’t want to spoil your fun, so I won’t tell you anything. Go ahead and listen, it just a wonderful story.

Kisses all around, Rüpert.