An Elsa Schiaparelli Pair of Stockings and Its Original Box Circa 1958
Pair of stockings by Elsa Schiaparelli in original box, as new, collector's item dating from the late 1950s in the United States. Pair of brown nylon stockings with the famous Schocking Pink graphics indicating Schiaparelli dark Horizon Flakes All Nylon II. Original box covered withlipstick red and black coated paper inside. The stockings are wrapped in their original Schocking Pink tissue. Tears visible on the inner paper otherwise good original condition.
Dimensions: Noted size 2 USA. Box 25 cm X 19 cm wide, thickness 1 cm.
The famous seamstress Elsa Schiaparelli left France at the start of the Second World War to settle in the United States. From that time, she signed with Kaiser, a stocking company, which seems to be the very first license agreement in the modern sense. The graphics and the lipstrick red and Schocking Pink box enjoyed real success in the USA until the late 1950s.