We, at Mimi Berlin, put a bottle of Elixer Sensuelle No 5 by Chanel in the freezer the other day. Why? You ask of us. Well, why not! Without kidding, we made these images as a sketch for a beauty editorial. The idea hasn’t been used, we went another route, but it can be in the future for sure because we still like the image a lot.
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….
The teardrop shaped perfume bottle and pendants that Elsa designed for Halston in th early 70’s
Elsa Peretti® Bone Cuff available at Tiffany’s
Elsa Peretti is universally acknowledged as one of the world’s finest, most creative, jewellery designers. Born in Florence, she studied interior design in Rome. Peretti created jewellery for Oscar de la Renta, Giorgio di Sant’Angelo and Halston. Elsa Peretti has worked exclusively with Tiffany since 1974, creating personal ornaments and tableware in silver, gold, lacquered wood, glass, carved hard stones and bamboo basketry. She held her first retrospective exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) New York in 1990. She has won a number of accolades including the Coty American Fashion Critics’ Award for Design (1971), the President’s Fellow Award from the Rhode Island School of Design (1981) and the Council of Fashion Designers of America Accessory Designer of the Year Award for 1996. She received an honorary doctorate of fine arts from FIT in 2001. In 2013 she has received the prestigious Premi Nacional de Cultura de Catalunya. (via elsa peretti /theheritagestudio / tiffany)