Shocking! Famed fashion house Schiaparelli revived
In their heyday, Coco Chanel dismissed Schiaparelli as ‘‘that Italian artist who makes clothes.’’ Schiaparelli responded, equally cattily, calling Chanel ‘‘that milliner.’’
Fashion rivalries are in vogue at the moment. A highlight of this year’s fashion calendar involves the media pitting the two new designers at Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior against each other.
So after 60 years does the Schiaparelli revival signal there'll once again be handbags at dawn on the Place Vendome?
‘‘No! Chanel is Chanel. It remains Chanel,’’ says Khelfa. She hesitates: ‘‘But Schiaparelli is coming!’’
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