• Elsa Schiaparelli: a Biography

    Elsa Schiaparelli: a Biography
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    ISBN: 9780241966860
    Title: Elsa Schiaparelli: a Biography

    During the glittering Twenties and Thirties, Elsa Schiaparelli was the undisputed queen of fashion. Everyone who was anyone, from Vivien Leigh to the Duchess of Windsor, entered her doors in Paris and wore whatever she told them. Her clothes were designed in a manner no one had seen before - shocking pink, buttons shaped like butterflies, trompe l'oeil pockets - and made her more famous than Chanel. The story of her breathtaking rise and the scandals which brought her down after the war make this one of the most magnificent tales in the history of fashion.

    'Brings to life the extraordinary achievements of a woman who revolutionized the world of fashion and design.' Country Life

    'Incisive, sympathetic, demonstrates great skill in unpicking the web of myths that Schiaparelli wove to reveal the shape of the woman beneath.' Economist

    'The cast list is thrilling (Dalí, Cocteau, Man Ray, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor), the locations are glamorous (Paris, Biarritz, New York). Her story fairly rips along.' Observer

    'A shrewd, brilliant woman.' Independent

    'Secrest is as sharp about the rich, demanding customers for haute couture as about the imperious, eccentric designers who dressed them.' The Times

    'Engagingly told. As improbable and fascinating as Schiaparelli's clothes.' Guardian

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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