Full Name: Elsa Schiaparelli
Profession: Fashion Designer
Why Famous: Along with Coco Chanel, her greatest rival, Schiaparelli is regarded as one of the most prominent figures in fashion between the two World Wars.
Schiaparelli founded her Maison Schiaparelli in 1927 in Paris, starting with knitwear and it operated until 1954.
Schiaparelli was renown for her collaborations with famous artists such as Salvador Dali and Jean Cocteau and for her innovative use of new textiles.
The Schiaparelli Fashion house was revived in 2013 and showed its first collection for 60 years in January 2014.
- 1914-07-21 Fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli (23) marries Wilhelm Frederick Wendt de Kerlor (30) in London
- 1954-12-13 Elsa Schiaparelli's House of Schiaparelli at Place Vendôme in Paris closes