Hats Elsa Schiaparelli Would’ve Worn If She Dabbled in Bondage

Based in the south of Brazil, Face Couture is a quasi-millinery project by self-taught designer Felipe Caprestano, who “mixes art and fashion by appropriating tailoring techniques to create masks.” Not just masks though. More like surreal headpieces Elsa Schiaparelli would have worn—if she dabbled in bondage.


For two years Caprestano has documented the making of each piece in an online journal. Viewers can follow the works in progress, but never the final result. Until now. Or rather, next week, when Caprestano will launch a new website featuring exquisite portraits of the masks, a few of which we’ve posted here…

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