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Elsa Schiaparelli

Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli

Profession: Fashion Designer

Nationality:
Italy
Italian

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.

Born: September 10, 1890
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: November 13, 1973 (aged 83)

Married Life

  • 1914-07-21 Fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli (23) marries Wilhelm Frederick Wendt de Kerlor (30) in London

Historical Events

  • 1954-12-13 Elsa Schiaparelli's House of Schiaparelli at Place Vendôme in Paris closes

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