Kerry Taylor Auctions House in London sold for £ 110.000 (£ 132.000 with premium) the “Zodiac” jacket from the Elsa Schiaparelli Astrology Winter 1938/39 collection.The midnight blue jacket is covered in a galaxy of shooting stars, planets and signs of the zodiac embroidered by the Paris based Maison Lesage.
The auction house has reported that the jacket was strongly battled among bidders and that it was one of the most beautiful couture item they have the privilege to handle. Maison Schiaparelli was acquired by the Della Valle Group in 2006. On September 30th, Marco Zanini was appointed Creative Director in charge of Haute Couture and prêt-à-couture collections. He will present his first Haute Couture collection in Paris in January 2014.