Shocking - Souvenirs of Elsa Schiaparelli

Shocking - Souvenirs of Elsa Schiaparelli
Shocking - Souvenirs of Elsa Schiaparelli
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Characteristics

Publisher : Denoel
Format : Paperback
Weight : 332g

Number of pages
335
Publication date
18/05/2022
Dimensions
14,1 cm × 20,5 cm × 2,4 cm
Categories
Exhibition, Shocking ! Les mondes surréalistes d’Elsa Schiaparelli

Description

It's hard to get more scandalous than Schiaparelli. In fashion as in life, "Schiap" dared to do everything before anyone else. She moved to Paris in 1927, after her divorce, with her very young daughter, and began designing models that soon excited the whole of Paris. Her extravagant clothes caused a sensation with famous women such as Wallis Simpson, Marlene Dietrich, Katharine Hepburn and Lauren Bacall. She also impressed the intellectual milieu of the time and made friends with Jean Cocteau. The legend was born. Shocking, the book of her life, originally published in 1954, gives the pulse of an era and a city, Paris, where everything seemed possible and where irreverence was an art of living. As the pages turn, the portrait of an immensely free woman emerges, fierce and strong in her flaws.