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Haute Couture Week makes a strong case for bonkers ear bling

Chloe Street
·2-min read
<p>Schiaparelli SS21</p> (Schiaparelli)

Schiaparelli SS21

(Schiaparelli)

Its dark, its cold and this interminably long January feels as though it might just go on forever. But before you give up and crawl into a cosy hole somewhere, have you considered quite how much a giant pair of earrings designed to look like molars dangling from golden fingers might spice up your next zoom call?

The focus of Paris Haute Couture Week tends to centre on the dresses but so far this season it’s the brilliant bling that’s really stolen the show.

Dior gave us headbands encrusted with oversized freshwater pearls and matching pearl-drop earrings perfect for channelling a little Lady Whistledown in your next Zoom, but the standout adornments so far have come from Maison Schiaparelli, whose anatomical collection was choc-full of wonderfully wacky bling.

From golden brass earrings designed to look like a well-pierced ear to surreal eye-shaped orbs in golden brass, complete with green irises and false eyelashes, these were just the sorts of discussion-diverting earrings to wear to that videoconference you failed to prep for.

Schiaparelli
Schiaparelli

Elsewhere dental-inspiration came via golden drop earrings suspended from giant white enamelled resin molars and a pair of totally OTT shoulder-grazers formed of a cascade of golden pointed canines.

“This season was all about power, scale and a kind of barbaric elegance,” said artistic director Daniel Roseberry. “Glamour with the volume turned way up... while always championing the surrealist heritage of the house.”

Schiaparelli
Schiaparelli

Schiaparelli’s haute couture creations are made to order (and price on request), but the label has some similar styles available under its ready-to-wear offering to shop online now. Try the Large Tooth earrings or the brilliantly bonkers Visage earrings (£700 and £750 respectively, club-schiap.schiaparelli.com).

Matches Fashion
Matches Fashion

Elsewhere Turkish jeweller Begum Khan has some similarly surrealist designs, try her All Hearts on Eye 24kt gold-plated clip earrings (£650, Matchesfashion.com) which draw on Ancient Egyptian symbolism with an evil eye to protect from malevolent spirits.

Shrimps
Shrimps

Prefer your lobe dazzlers more animal than anatomical? London label Shrimps’ new crystal and faux pearl froggie clip earrings (£150, Shrimps.com), are a jolly follow up to autumn’s sell-out pearly crystal-encrusted Shrimp designs that’ll surely put a hop in your step.