Elsa Schiaparelli

Film costumer designer

1890 – 1973

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Who was Elsa Schiaparelli?

Elsa Schiaparelli was an Italian fashion designer. Along with Coco Chanel, her greatest rival, she is regarded as one of the most prominent figures in fashion between the two World Wars. Starting with knitwear, Schiaparelli's designs were heavily influenced by Surrealists like her collaborators Salvador DalĂ­ and Alberto Giacometti. Her clients included the heiress Daisy Fellowes and actress Mae West.

Schiaparelli did not adapt to the changes in fashion following World War II and her business closed in 1954.

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Born
Sep 10, 1890
Rome
Also known as
  • Schiaparelli
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Children
Nationality
  • Italy
Profession
Education
  • University of Rome La Sapienza
Lived in
  • Rome
Died
Nov 13, 1973
Paris

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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