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Schiaparelli, Elsa (1890 - 1973), fashion designer

Elizabeth Q. Bryan

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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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 collaboration with such artists as salvador Dalí, jean Cocteau and Marcel Vertès. The drama of her original embroideries, vivid colours and strikingly witty accessories overshadows the simplicity of her sharply tailored suits and slender evening dresses (see fig. 1 and 2). Her ultimate success

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