Elsa Schiaparelli: Evening jacket, summer 1937:
Schiaparelli's uncle, Giovanni Schiaparelli, was a famed astronomer who studied Mars, Venus and Mercury in particular, and named various features of Mars. Craters on the moon and Mars are named in his honor. Her uncle would thrill the young Schiaparelli with stories of the solar system which translated into a life-long interest in the celestial realm. In fact, as noted by Dilys Blum in "Shocking! The Art and Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli," her uncle pointed out to her that the moles on her cheek formed the shape of Ursa Major, or the Big Dipper, which then became her personal emblem.