Virtual Talk
The World of Elsa Schiaparelli

With Delphine Bellini, CEO, Maison Schiaparelli

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
6:30pm ET
Online • In English

Maison Schiaparelli has made huge fashion headlines this year: Lady Gaga performed the national anthem at President Biden’s inauguration in a custom-made Schiaparelli gown; Beyoncé wore a showstopper bespoke Schiaparelli leather mini dress to the 2021 Grammy Awards.

With her inventive imagination and revolutionary vision on sportswear, Haute Couture, art, fragrance, and ordinary elements turned into elaborate creations, Elsa Schiaparelli instilled a creative spirit in 20th-century fashion.

Delphine Bellini, CEO of Maison Schiaparelli, will talk about the fabulous heritage of this revolutionary Couture House and its unexpected revival. She will share insights about Schiaparelli’s most iconic creations and her collaborations with some of the most illustrious artists of the time like Dalí, Cocteau, Man Ray, and Giacometti. Bellini will speak about what animates, still today, the creative spirits of the Atelier which, from Marlene Dietrich to Lady Gaga’s outfits, has never stopped innovating.

40 minutes with Q&A

Delphine Bellini

Delphine Bellini has been CEO of Maison Schiaparelli since 2014.

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    • She began her career in luxury tourism, and pivoted to fashion in 2002 when she oversaw the management and business development of brand licenses at Couture House Leonard. From 2005 to 2011, she worked for Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, specifically on brand revival, developing a specific business model based on licenses and co-branding partnerships, and expanding the pop-centric artist’s label into a comprehensive lifestyle brand. She then launched her own consulting business bringing her global expertise in management, finance and business development to high end luxury brands. In May 2014, she joined Couture House Schiaparelli to shape the legendary brand and lead its strategic development. Since 2010, Delphine Bellini has been an Adjunct Faculty Member at IFM (Institut Français de la Mode) and an active mentor to young entrepreneurs in the fashion and luxury industries.

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