She collaborated with artists. I saw an exhibit focusing on her work and was totally inspired. This may not be my favorite piece of hers but it will do for now. Elsa Schiaparelli, 1937 collaboration with artist Jean Cocteau.
An Elsa Schiaparelli couture deep fuchsia velvet evening coat, late bearing printed petersham Paris label and numbered the front bodice with curved multi-darted seams which sweep down to form a curve at the narrow rear waist, with dramatic f
Schiaparelli Bra // Surrealist late to early Schiaparelli-esque black lace over nude mesh bra with black silk satin "hands" on cups. Black silk straps, narrow elastic with single metal hook in back hooks into metal grommets on other side.
Schiaparelli’s 1937 “Lobster Dress” was the result of a collaboration with famed surrealist Salvador Dali. The lobster painted on the dress by Dali himself was inspired by his 1936 “Lobster Telephone”.