• Title: The Little Book of Schiaparelli
  • Author: Emma Baxter-Wright
  • ISBN: 9781780971315
  • Page: 442
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Little Book of Schiaparelli Elsa Schiaparelli was one of history s most influential and eccentric couturiers Endowed with a strikingly imaginative approach to fashion she perfected a unique combination of the witty and the surr
    Elsa Schiaparelli was one of history s most influential and eccentric couturiers Endowed with a strikingly imaginative approach to fashion, she perfected a unique combination of the witty and the surreal, the cutting edge and the elegant, from her clothing, jewelry, shoe, and perfume designs to her collaborations with such provocative artists as Dal , Cocteau, and GiacomeElsa Schiaparelli was one of history s most influential and eccentric couturiers Endowed with a strikingly imaginative approach to fashion, she perfected a unique combination of the witty and the surreal, the cutting edge and the elegant, from her clothing, jewelry, shoe, and perfume designs to her collaborations with such provocative artists as Dal , Cocteau, and Giacometti This extravagantly illustrated biography, enhanced with beautiful photographs of Schiaparelli s finished designs and personal sketches, traces the life and career of this innovative fashion genius.

    One Reply to “The Little Book of Schiaparelli”

    1. I was playing trivia with my son in my favourite bar on Friday night, trying to win Sunday lunch (view spoiler)[(I never win, I'm usually about 4th from bottom unless I cheat by looking things up on the phone like everyone else!) (hide spoiler)]. A question came up, which famous fashion designer was suspected of being a Nazi spy? The answer was, of course, Chanel. It was the wrong answer but despite my protestations it stood. It was wrong because it was well-documented that she was a Nazi spy. I [...]

    2. I am so pleased with this offering. A few beats of redundancy, but a tiny coffee-table treasure, no doubt, and a good overview of a figure I plan to research more and more. Well designed, written okay (though the pictures are sort of the point, sometimes ahaha), and does exactly what it ought to. A pleasure to read something well crafted. Treat yourself and learn more about Schiaparelli, and if you want to start small, start here.

    3. A good little book with well-selected illustrations. A brief and to the point overview of Schiaparelli's work.

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