Fashion label Schiaparelli completed its remarkable resurrection Tuesday when it was inducted into the elite ranks of Paris haute couture houses. Only 15 fashion houses have the right to call themselves haute couture.
Following recent Facebook and Twitter posts by the French designer of exclusive pictures of work in progress at his design studio, on Wednesday the fruits of the house's efforts were presented for all to see.
Paris will welcome a flurry of editors and buyers next week as is plays host to men's and haute couture fashion week, with Christian Lacroix returning to the catwalk with a tribute to Elsa Schiaparelli.
French design houses Alexis Mabille and Maison Martin Margiela are to join the exclusive club of haute couture fashion, showing their first spring collections in Paris next month, organisers said on Tuesday.