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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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Schiaparelli, Elsa

Elizabeth Q. Bryan.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online May 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; 19th-Century Art; 20th-Century Art. 1356 words.

(b Rome, Sept 10, 1890; d Paris, Nov 13, 1973)

Italian-born French fashion designer. Although Schiaparelli began her career with sportswear in the late 1920s, she is...

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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); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Biographical Studies. 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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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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Cardin, Pierre

Cassandra Gero.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online May 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; Textiles and Embroidery; 20th-Century Art; Contemporary Art. 952 words.

(b Venice, July 1, 1922).

French couturier, ready-to-wear designer and entrepreneur. Cardin is known for space-age style fashions in the 1960s, pioneering the ready-to-wear...

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Frank, Jean-Michel

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Professional Interior Design; 20th-Century Art. 512 words.

(b Paris, 1895; d New York, March 1941).

French designer. He studied at the Lycée Janson de Sailly, Paris, from 1904. In 1915 his two brothers were killed in World War I,...

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Rochas, Marcel

Lourdes Font.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online July 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; Graphic Design and Typography; Architecture; Textiles and Embroidery; 20th-Century Art. 1228 words.

(b Paris, 1902; d Paris March 14, 1955).

French fashion designer (see figs 1 and 2 ). From 1925 to 1953, Rochas was an innovator in Paris fashion. In the1930s...

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Daché, Lilly

Kristen Shirts and Pamela Roskin.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online July 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; Art of the United States; 20th-Century Art. 596 words.

(b Bègles, ?Oct 10, 1893; d Louvecienne, Dec 31, 1989).

French milliner, active also in the USA. Daché was a milliner whose career spanned over five decades. Her success, like...

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Givenchy, Hubert (James Taffin) de

Ann Poulson.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online May 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; Landscape Art and Architecture; Textiles and Embroidery; 20th-Century Art. 896 words.

(b Beauvais, Feb 20, 1927).

French fashion designer. Givenchy is considered by many to be the last of the traditional couturiers, yet he is best known for spare, impeccably...

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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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