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.
ca 1948 Elsa Schiaparelli evening dress of white satin and matte lavender faille. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, gift of the Brooklyn Museum, gift of Claire Ramsay Roman, Accession Number: