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  2. Elsa Schiaparelli - Wikipedia

    Elsa Schiaparelli (/ ˌ s k æ p ə ˈ r ɛ l i, ˌ ʃ æ p-/ SKAP-ə-REL-ee, SHAP-, US also / s k i ˌ ɑː p-/ skee-AHP-, Italian: [ˈɛlsa skjapaˈrɛlli]; 10 September 1890 – 13 November 1973) was an Italian fashion designer from an aristocratic background.

  3. Elsa Schiaparelli (1890–1973) - The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    The Italian-born French couturière Elsa Schiaparelli is best known for the iconoclastic bravado and unrestrained, at times brazen, originality of her work. While her contemporaries Gabrielle Chanel and Madeleine Vionnet set the period’s standards of taste and beauty in fashion design, Schiaparelli flouted convention in the pursuit of a more ...

  4. Discover Maison Schiaparelli, its latest collections, news and the history of the brand created by Elsa Schiaparelli in 1927. WE INVITE YOU TO UPDATE YOUR BROWSER TO DISCOVER THE ESSENCE OF THE HOUSE OF SCHIAPARELLI.

  5. Elsa Schiaparelli | Surrealist, Haute Couture & Art Deco

    Elsa Schiaparelli, (born Sept. 10, 1890, Rome, Italy—died Nov. 13, 1973, Paris, France), Italian-born fashion designer who established an important couture house in Paris. She was famous for her Surrealist fashions of the 1930s and for her witty accessories, such as a purse in the shape of a telephone.

  6. Schiaparelli, The Mother of Strange Fashion - The New York Times

    A new exhibition in Paris on the designer Elsa Schiaparelli shows how her Surrealist “little jokes” still inspire weirdness today. PARIS — A woman wears a long thermometer on a hook hanging ...

  7. Elsa Schiaparelli Biography, Quotes & Facts - British Vogue

    Getty Images. Elsa Schiaparelli was an Italian fashion designer. Born in Rome in 1890 to an aristocrat mother and scholar father, she went on to study philosophy at the University of Rome before publishing a book of sensual poetry. The controversial book shocked her family and, as a result, she was sent to a convent.

  8. The Life of Elsa Schiaparelli

    Retrace the fascinating life of Elsa Schiaparelli, the founder of Maison Schiaparelli, from her childhood to her accomplishments and writing her memoirs. WE INVITE YOU TO UPDATE YOUR BROWSER TO DISCOVER THE ESSENCE OF THE HOUSE OF SCHIAPARELLI.

  9. Everything You Need to Know About Elsa Schiaparelli Ahead of the...

    Elsa Schiaparelli, who was known for her amusing prints, outdid herself in July 1937 with a particularly clever “passion thermometer” motif that depicted mercury rising between the poles of...

  10. “Shocking!” The Art and Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli

    The Philadelphia Museum of Art celebrates the extraordinary Elsa Schiaparelli—acknowledged by her contemporaries as the style arbiter of the 1930s—in the first major retrospective exhibition and catalogue to examine the ways in which her creations mirrored the social, political, and cultural climate of her times. This survey explores the ...

  11. Elsa Schiaparelli |

    SCHIAPARELLI, ELSA. The Italian-born Elsa Schiaparelli (1890–1973) was in many ways an outsider, yet one who successfully made her way to the heart of French haute couture in the interwar years, operating her business between 1927 and 1954. Born in Rome in 1890, the daughter of an orientalist scholar, she first left Italy in 1913. She traveled via Paris to London, where she married a ...