Although we've always been fans of Moda Operandi's super limited-edition trunk shows, we're particularly excited about today's offerings. In anticipation of the upcoming Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute's must-see exhibit starting May 10 (that's next Thursday!), the runway-to-closet platform is hosting an exclusive sale of Schiaparelli's extremely rare vintage jewelry. Major.
Known for collaborating with artists like Salvador Dali and Meret Oppenheim, Schiaparelli's work is wearable art at its finest. Inspired by surrealism, each transcending piece is bold yet timeless, allowing the owner to wear it for a lifetime and pass on as an heirloom for generations to come. Although this jewelry certainly doesn't come cheap (the pictured brooch will set you back $1,150), they're the type of grown-up statement pieces that turn up once in a lifetime, for real.
Highlights from the sale—which is going on right this second and ends on May 9—include the aforementioned Moon Rock brooch (it's from the 1960s and features faced blue moon rock stones, iridescent pearlized cabochons, and aurora borealis-finished rhinestone accents - imagine flaunting that at a dinner party), an amazing crystal cluster brooch with iridescent green jelly bean-like beads and matching earrings, and these 1950s drop earrings that feature faceted blue glass stones, faux pearl accents, and more aurora borealis action.
Oh, and these are all one-of-a-kind (seriously, there's only one of each item), so sign up and snap up here
Photo courtesy of Moda Operandi