Elsa Schiaparelli () was one of the leading fashion designers of the s and s with a flair for the unusual. The first to use shoulder pads. Results 1 – 30 of Shocking Life by Schiaparelli, Elsa and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Find Shocking Life by Schiaparelli, Elsa at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers.

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It is actually about the life of Elsa Schiaparelli. Schiaparelli was such live wire, full of that mad cap self confidence of women of a certain era. From inside the book.

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Facsimile title and signature on endpapers in schiaaparelli pink. Pioneering,Italian, witty, fearless fashion designer of the ‘s and ‘s famous for bravado, brazen originality; one of the formost, daring, intense, unpredictable, of taste-setters for beauty and fashion design, dress-making on xhocking of surrelism, fantasy, the avant-garde, and for tweaking the traditionaland the humorous.

Attalie rated it really liked it Jan 26, Jul 18, Pam rated it liked it. The narrative was a bit all over the place at times and left many unanswered questions, but I didn’t mind.

It’s difficult to decipher the inscription — her penmanship was atrocious — but it appears to be: The book contains full-color panels by Picasso and Drian, drawings and tailpieces by Berard.

I don’t know why, but I had a strange interest about Elsa Schiaparelli ever since I was a kid. Sep 08, Marisa Berman rated it really liked it. One thing I found interesting was how she would jump between first and third person. I really enjoyed this book. It seemed to have been written in a spirit of defensive self-justification; was she trying to convince herself she was a halfway decent parent? Jun 24, Artfulreader rated it liked it. That being said, if you’re as enamored with her clothing and personality as much as I am, I encourage you to read this- to get a sense of how she thought of herself.


I loved hearing about life in Europe, especially Paris, in the first half of the 20th century.

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A good test of this might be to see how many of these famous people mention her in their biographies? Ships with Tracking Number! Pamela Bakes at Page Two Published: Common terms and phrases American answered arrived asked beautiful became Ben Wyatt blue Boutique Brazil brought called Cecil Beaton child clothes colors Couture crepe de Chine crowd dance elaa dress Eve Curie famous fashion father feeling felt flowers Folies Bergeres France French friends front garden gave Germans girl Gogo Gouru Greta Garbo Hammamet huge husband immediately immense Italian Italy jewels knew later leave lived looked Lucien Lelong lifs Marcel Vertes mind morning mother never night paintings Palazzo Corsini Paris pink Place Vendome Rayatea realize Rome round Rue de Berri Russian Schiap sent shocking shocking pink skirts spite Stalin strange streets sweaters things thought told took train trying villa waiting walked wanted wear wife window woman women wonderful wore York young.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Ellsa name on inside of front cover sku She doesn’t know how to convey emotion and life–it’s a lot of telling, not showing. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements.

She alternates between writing in teh first and third person and note sin the beginning of the book that she views herself as if in a mirror.

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I knew next to nothing schiaparellu Schiaparelli when I started this book, except that she made crazy surrealist clothing in the heyday of modern art in Paris. I wanted to hear much more about her collaboration with Dali and Cocteau, more about her creative process, less about her furniture Her re This is a toughie to review I also enjoyed the account of her visit to Moscow.


The first to use shoulder pads, animal print and the inventor of shocking pink, Schiaparelli collaborated with artists including Jean Cocteau, Alberto Giacometti and Salvador D.

Russell Books Ltd Condition: Elsa Schiaparelli was one of the leading fashion designers of the s and s with a flair for the unusual. Jun 19, Nicole A. She just couldn’t help herself. Sep 21, Sabrina Chapadjiev rated it liked it. I got most of the way through, and then had to read a few other books in between, and just lost interest. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

I read this book as a precursor to reading “Shocked”, which was inspired by the author reading “Shocking Life”. Olivia rated it it was amazing Jan 30, Her stories often encapsulate the stories of schiapafelli, which shows that despite her self-myth making, she was more interested in others than herself.

This is a toughie to review At times she switched subjects so casually that I lost the plot, but for most of it I enjoyed the wild ride she took me on. Shocking Life Elsa Schiaparelli Shelby rated it liked it Aug 22, Jan 02, Emily shockin it liked it Shelves: Is it possible that these people felt the same???

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