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Schiaparelli, Elsa (1896–1973)

Edited by Market House Books

in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

Published in print January 1999 | ISBN: 9780192800916
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191726439
Schiaparelli, Elsa (1896–1973)

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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 initially in the USA as a film scriptwriter, translator, and sculptress before moving to Paris in the mid-1920s. She began designing knitwear in her hotel bedroom and in ...

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Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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