“Do you like my new home?” Farida Khelfa trilled Saturday morning, leading a tour of the sumptuous and whimsical new couture salons for Schiaparelli on the Place Vendôme in Paris.
Although the storied brand, acquired by Italian entrepreneur Diego Della Valle in 2006, has yet to hire a designer, and its first collection is expected in January, the colorful, art-stuffed rooms telegraph the brand’s surrealist roots — and its hyper-luxurious business approach. For More
[above: A view inside Schiaparelli’s Paris couture salon. Photos by Christophe Roué]