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98 year old dobri dobrev, a man who lost his hearing in the second world war, walks 10 kilometers from his village in his homemade clothes and leather shoes to the city of sofia, where he spends the day begging for money.
though a well known fixture around several of the city’s chruches, known for his prostrations of thanks to all donors, it was only recently discovered that he has donated every penny he has collected — over 40,000 euros — towards the restoration of decaying bulgarian monasteries and churches and the utility bills of orphanages, living instead off his monthly state pension of 80 euros.
there’s still good in this world
A very cool steampunk watch by Schiaparelli.
A soft luxurious 1950s angora, wool and lurex knit sweater with crochet trimming!
1950s soft beige sweater hand sewn gold sequins & gold beading
1950s Hand appliqued Cashmere Sweater
Schiaparelli Black Cashmere Sweater with Beading, Circa 1950
1950s PRINGLE Beaded Cashmere Sweater
1950s House of Schiaparelli Sweater
1950s Helen Bond Carruthers Kentucky Derby Sweater
Rare 1940s Catalina Pom Pom Sweater
Valentino Lace Beaded Sweater
Schiaparelli, evening gloves, C. 1936.
Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973), summer 1937, French, silk.
The butterfly was the Surrealist symbol for change, particularly the change from ugly to beautiful. As the unlovely caterpillar morphs into the brilliant colorful butterfly, so Schiaparelli’s designs could transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.
This evening dress design from the summer 1937 collection features a lively butterfly print, most likely made exclusively for Schiaparelli that expresses the wide array of types and colorations of butterflies and was inspired by Surrealist artists such as Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst and Man Ray. Schiaparelli shared many Surrealist views with these artists and often used her designs as a means to express these views. Besides the act of using the Surrealist symbol for change as the subject of the print, using an insect as decoration for evening wear, an unexpected choice in itself, is also surrealist-inspired. The neckline treatment is an example of Schiaparelli’s playful yet sculptural design sense and assists in giving the dress its compelling visual appeal. | THE MET
↳ See parasol using the same motif HERE. From The Summer ‘37 Collection.
ELSA SCHIAPARELLI Vintage 1938 Couture DAISY FELLOWES
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