Elsa Schiaparelli and the Artists

Author: André Léon Talley,Christian Lacroix,Suzy Menkes

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0847860450

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Page: 256

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Known for her bravado and boundary-pushing frocks, Elsa Schiaparelli is undoubtedly one of the greatest icons of twentieth-century fashion. After launching her eponymous haute couture house in Paris in 1927, the Roman-born designer captured the attention of the world at large not only thanks to her trompe l'oeil patterns and surrealist forms - but also because of her creative relationships with some of the epoch's most renowned artists. For Schiaparelli, quite simply, fashion equated art. From Salvador Dalí, who famously collaborated with Schiaparelli on her infamous "Lobster Dress," to Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, Jean Cocteau, and more, this beautifully illustrated tome delves into the couturière's fascinating rapports with these artistic legends. Through never-before-seen photography, intimate antidotes, and essays penned by some of today's most authoritative fashion critics and curators, this volume is the first definitive work dedicated to the shared inspiration between the designer and her menagerie of artist friends.

Chanel

ihr Leben

Author: Justine Picardie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783869301792

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Page: 428

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Schiaparelli & Prada

Impossible Conversations

Author: Andrew Bolton,Harold Koda

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588394549

Category: Fashion design

Page: 215

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"The Met's Spring 2012 Costume Institute exhibition, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, explores the striking affinities between Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, two Italian designers from different eras. Inspired by Miguel Covarrubia's "Impossible Interviews" for Vanity Fair in the 1930s, the exhibition features orchestrated conversations between these iconic women to suggest new readings of their most innovative work. Iconic ensembles will be presented with videos of simulated conversations between Schiaparelli and Prada directed by Baz Luhrmann, focusing on how both women explore similar themes in their work through very different approaches"--Publisher's website.

Hot Pink

The Life and Fashions of Elsa Schiaparelli

Author: Susan Goldman Rubin

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613128509

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 56

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Shocking pink—hot pink, as it is called today—was the signature color of Elsa Schiaparelli (1890–1973) and perhaps her greatest contribution to the fashion world. Schiaparelli was one of the most innovative designers in the early 20th century. Many design elements that are taken for granted today she created and brought to the forefront of fashion. She is credited with many firsts: trompe l’oeil sweaters with collars and bows knitted in; wedge heels; shoulder bags; and even the concept of a runway show for presenting collections. Hot Pink—printed with a fifth color, hot pink!—explores Schiaparelli’s childhood in Rome, her introduction to high fashion in Paris, and her swift rise to success collaborating with surrealist and cubist artists like Salvador Dalí and Jean Cocteau. The book includes an author’s note, a list of museums and websites where you can find Schiaparelli’s fashions, endnotes, a bibliography, and an index.

The Power of Art, Revised

Author: Richard L. Lewis,Susan Ingalls Lewis

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337671975

Category: Art

Page: 50

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Compelling and accessible, THE POWER OF ART features gorgeous images and themes that connect with today's students and an engaging writing style that's praised by instructors and students alike. The revised third edition delivers a brief yet comprehensive survey which demonstrates that art is everywhere and relevant to all students. The text incorporates global material, reflecting cultural intersections and mutual influences--and Art News boxes present real events, connecting art to students' lives. In addition to excellent art history coverage, THE POWER OF ART features a diverse mix of artists and spotlights current trends in artistic mediums and themes. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Biography, Identity and the Modern Interior

Author: Penny Sparke,Anne Massey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781409439448

Category: Art

Page: 216

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Through a series of case studies from the mid-eighteenth century to the start of the twenty-first, this collection of essays considers the historical insights that ethno/auto/biographical investigations into the lives of individuals, groups and interiors can offer design and architectural historians. Established scholars and emerging researchers shed light on the methodological issues that arise from the use of these sources to explore the history of the interior as a site in which everyday life is experienced and performed, and the ways in which contemporary architects and interior designers draw on personal and collective histories in their practice. Historians and theorists working within a range of disciplinary contexts and historiographical traditions are turning to biography as means of exploring and accounting for social, cultural and material change - and this volume reflects that turn, representing the fields of architectural and design history, social history, literary history, creative writing and design practice. Topics include masters and servants in eighteenth-century English kitchens; the lost interiors of Oscar Wilde's 'House Beautiful'; Elsa Schiaparelli's Surrealist spaces; Jean Genet, outlaws, and the interiors of marginality; and architect Lina Bo Bardi's 'Glass House', São Paulo, Brazil.

Elsa Schiaparelli

A Biography

Author: Meryle Secrest

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 024196685X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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A comprehensive, compelling biography following the life and style of the inimitable Elsa Schiaparelli by renowned biographer Meryle Secrest. One of the most extraordinary fashion designers of the twentieth century, Elsa Schiaparelli was an integral figure in the artistic movement of the times. Her collaborations with artists such as Man Ray, Salvador Dalí, Jean Cocteau and Alberto Giacometti elevated the field of women's clothing design into the realm of art. Her story is one of pluck, determination and talent with scandal as spice. As the daughter of minor Italian nobility whose disastrous first marriage to a Theosophist caused near penury, she transformed herself into a designer of great imagination and, along with Coco Chanel, her greatest rival, she was one of the few female figures in the field at that time.

Great Events from History

The 20th century, 1901-1940

Author: Robert F. Gorman

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 3453

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Presents essays arranged in chronological order on key world events that occurred in such areas as politics, science, medicine, communications, literature, music, philosophy, and international affairs during the first forty years of the twentieth century.

A Cultural History of Fashion in the 20th and 21st Centuries

From Catwalk to Sidewalk

Author: Bonnie English

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0857851365

Category: Design

Page: 224

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This new edition of a bestselling textbook is designed for students, scholars, and anyone interested in 20th century fashion history. Accessibly written and well illustrated, the book outlines the social and cultural history of fashion thematically, and contains a wide range of global case studies on key designers, styles, movements and events. The new edition has been revised and expanded: there are new sections on eco-fashion, fashion and the museum, major changes in the fashion market in the 21st century (including the impact of new media and retailing networks), new technologies, fashion weeks, the rise of asian fashion centers and more. There are twice as many illustrations. In its second edition, A Cultural History of Fashion in the 20th and 21st Centuries is the ideal introductory text for all students of fashion.

The Surreal Body

Fetish and Fashion

Author: Ghislaine Wood

Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 96

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The Surrealists endlessly manipulated and fetishized the bodyespecially the female body. The emerging mechanics of fashion promotion ensured that this new vision of the body was widely seen as the fashion magazine played an innovative role in promoting a new and often highly eroticized femininity. From the extraordinary jewelry of Salvador Dal to the collections of Elsa Schiaparelli and Meret Oppenheim, "The Surreal Body" is a stunningly illustrated look at mind-bending Surrealist fashion and adornment.

Fashion and Art

Author: Adam Geczy,Vicki Karaminas

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 0857852132

Category: Design

Page: 224

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For at least two centuries, fashion and art have maintained a competitive love-hate relationship. Both fashion and art construct imaginary worlds, and use a language of style to invigorate beliefs, perceptions and ideas. Until now the crossovers of fashion and art have received only scattered treatment and suffered from a dearth of theorization. As an attempt to theorize the area, this collection of new and updated essays is the most well-rounded and authoritative to date. Some of the world's foremost scholars in the field are assembled here to explore the art-fashion nexus in numerous ways: from aesthetics and performance to masquerade and media. Original and inspiring, this book will not only secure 'art-fashion' as a discrete area of study, but also suggest new critical pathways for exploring their continuing cross-pollination. Fashion and Art is essential reading for students and scholars of fashion, art history and theory, cultural studies and related fields.

Lexikon phantastischer Künstlerinnen

Author: Gerhard Habarta

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3746035309

Category: Art

Page: 244

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Das LEXIKON PHANTASTISCHER KÜNSTLERINNEN enthält 270 Biographien aus 42 Ländern von der Renaissance bis zur Gegenwart. Neben ausführlichen Angaben und Geschichten zur Person zeigen jeweils mehrere Abbildungen wichtige Werke. Es ist Nachschlagewerk und Lesebuch über diesen wichtigen Bereich der Kunst.

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

Page: N.A

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In the Know

The Classic Guide to Being Cultured and Cool

Author: Nancy MacDonell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440619762

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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There are still a few things money can’t buy. Love is one, cool is another. But while love can be left to fate, cool doesn’t need to be. Though it may seem like something you’re born with, cool is actually a code, and you’re holding the key to the code in your hands. It’s all a matter of getting the right facts straight: Why is Jackson Pollock important? What handbag will get you upgraded at the airport? Who is Jacques Derrida and why does he matter? Covering everything from fashion and design to art and philosophy—all in entertaining, fact-filled bites—Nancy MacDonell has assembled the ultimate cheat sheet. In the Know is nothing less than a one-volume guide to navigating life with style and flair.

100 Years of Fashion Illustration

Author: Cally Blackman

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694629

Category: Design

Page: 384

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A comprehensive, visual survey of fashion drawing in the twentieth century offers four hundred images illustrating the development of fashion as seen through the works of the greatest illustrators of the period.

Between Lives: An Artist and Her World

Author: Dorothea Tanning

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393062899

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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The life and times of one of our most enchanting artists; a twentieth-century fairy tale, lovingly remembered and luminously told. Fourteen years ago, the artist Dorothea Tanning published Birthday, a collection of reminiscences. Now she has expanded it into a memoir of her journey through the last century as confidant, collaborator, and muse to some of its most inspired minds and personalities: a diverse assemblage that ranges from the fathers of dada and surrealism to Virgil Thompson, George Balanchine, Alberto Giacometti, Dylan Thomas, Truman Capote, Joan Miró, James Merrill, and many more. At its center is the relationship, tenderly rendered, between Tanning and her famed husband, the enigmatic surrealist Max Ernst. Whether recalling the poignant presence of her friend Joseph Cornell or simply marveling at the facades along a Venice canal, "their filmy reflections fluttering in the dirty canal like fragile altar cloths hung out to dry," Tanning's writing is beguiling, wry, and shot through with the same eye for pregnant detail and immanent magic that marks her art.

Elsa Schiaparelli's Private Album

Author: Marisa Berenson

Publisher: Double Barrelled Books

ISBN: 9780957150072

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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Elsa Schiaparelli is regarded as one of the most important artist-couturiers and taste-makers of the 20th century. A genuine influence on the style of her times, she numbered among her collaborators and friends the artists Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Jean Cocteau, Christian Berard and Marcel Vertes. She was an early client of the important modernist decorator Jean- Michel Franck who decorated her salons for her using Giacometti lamps from him. Here, with a text on her memories of her beloved grandmother by the international film star Marisa Berenson, is Schiaparellis own album of photographs of her life starting in Italy when we see her as a very young girl in the early 20th Century. We meet the people she knew, we see round the houses she lived in, the parties she gave and we can read her witty writings, some translated from the original French or Italian, some in English, many in facsimile. Ninety per cent of the photographs in this book have never been seen in public before, nor published. They are original studio proof prints by giants of 20th-century photography such as Man Ray, Hoyningen-Huene, Horst, Andre Durst, Baron de Meyer and other notable photographers of the time. None of the writings have been previously published.