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Elsa Schiaparelli

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1896–1973)

French couturière, born in Italy, noted for her innovative use of nylon and other synthetic fabrics.

Schiaparelli was born in Rome into an illustrious academic...

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Elsa Schiaparelli

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1896–1973)

French couturière, born in Italy, noted for her innovative use of nylon and other synthetic fabrics.

Schiaparelli was born in Rome into an illustrious academic...

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Elsa Schiaparelli (1896–1973)

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 47 words.

The daring is gone. No one can dream any more.

on fashions after her last collection in 1954

Palmer White

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Elsa Schiaparelli (1896–1973)

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

January 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 89 words.

If I have become what I am, I owe it to two distinct things—poverty and Paris. Poverty forced me to

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Elsa Schiaparelli (1896–1973)

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 26 words.

Women dress alike all over the world: they dress to be annoying to other women.

attributed, c.1950

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Schiaparelli, Mme Elsa

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. 117 words.

Born Rome; m (marr. diss.); one d; died 13 Nov. 1973

couturière

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Schiaparelli, Elsa (1896–1973)

Edited by Market House Books.

in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 183 words.

French couturière, born in Italy, noted for her innovative use of nylon and other synthetic fabrics.

Schiaparelli was born in Rome into an illustrious academic family. She worked...

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Schiaparelli, Elsa (1890 - 1973), fashion designer

Elizabeth Q. Bryan.

in Grove Art Online

August 1996; p ublished online May 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art. 1339 words.

Italian-born French fashion designer. Although Schiaparelli began her career with sportswear in the late 1920s, she is remembered for her Surrealist designs of the 1930s, often created in...

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Elsa Schiaparelli (1896–1973)

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 89 words.

If I have become what I am, I owe it to two distinct things—poverty and Paris. Poverty forced me to

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Elsa Schiaparelli (1896–1973)

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. 89 words.

If I have become what I am, I owe it to two distinct things—poverty and Paris. Poverty forced me to

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Shocking pink

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 47 words.

A vibrant shade of pink, introduced by the Italian-born French fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli (1890–1973) in February 1937

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Self-Fashioning

Jane Stevenson.

in Baroque between the Wars

January 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 6378 words.

Gertrude Stein wrote, ‘Fashion is the real thing in abstraction.’ What she seems to mean is that fashion reflected the revolutionary ideas and excitement of modernity without troubling...

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Coco Chanel

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — Industrial and Commercial Art.

1883–1971)

French couturière who originated the slim low-waisted style that dominated women's fashion in the 1920s and who launched the famous range of perfumes that bears her name.

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Eudora Welty and Surrealism

Stephen M. Fuller.

December 2012; p ublished online March 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 240 pages.

This book surveys Eudora Welty’s fiction during the most productive period of her long writing life. It shows how the 1930s witnessed the arrival of surrealism in the United States largely...

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Fashion Industry

Patricia Hunt-Hurst.

in Black Women in America, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 3649 words.

Fashion has been a phenomenon of collective behavior since the fourteenth century. Yet as an industry in the United States, it did not exist until the beginning of the nineteenth...

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