An Elsa Schiaparelli evening coat from 1937. The two-faced design is the work of celebrated artist Jean Cocteau, with whom she collaborated during her career. Early this year it was announced that Christian Lacroix will be at the helm of Schiaparelli, a highly anticipated move that hopefully will revive her house. Photo from Architectural Digest, September 1988.
When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
"There is no final, satisfying way to balance our need to be known with our need to be alone. The balance is always uncertain and provisional; it’s always a matter of dissatisfaction, give-and-take, and sacrifice…It’s up to each of us to balance the risks and rewards—to trade, in right proportion, loneliness for freedom, explicability for mystery, and the knowable for the unknown within ourselves."
Joshua Rothman, “Virginia Woolf’s Idea of Privacy” (via funeral)