Elsa Schiaparelli and the Artists

Author: André Léon Talley,Christian Lacroix,Suzy Menkes

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0847860450

Category:

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Shocking Life

The Autobiography of Elsa Schiaparelli

Author: Elsa Schiaparelli

Publisher: V&a Fashion Perspectives

ISBN: 9781851779598

Category: Art

Page: 211

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Elsa Schiaparelli (1890-1973), one of the leading fashion designers of the 1920s, '30s, and '40s, was known for her flair for the unusual. The first designer to use shoulder pads and animal prints, and the inventor of shocking pink, Schiaparelli collaborated with artists including Jean Cocteau, Alberto Giacometti, and Salvador Dal� to create extraordinary garments such as the Dal� Lobster Dress. Schiaparelli had an affluent clientele, from Katharine Hepburn to Marlene Dietrich, who embraced her outrageous but elegant designs. She designed aviator Amy Johnson's wardrobe for her solo flight to Cape Town in 1936 and the culottes for tennis champion Lil� �lvarez that outraged the lawn tennis establishment, and her clothes appeared in more than 30 films, including Every Day's a Holiday with Mae West and Moulin Rouge. Schiaparelli's fascinating autobiography charts her rise from resident of a rat-infested apartment to designer to the stars.

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.

Das kleine Buch der Mode

Author: Christian Dior

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3944296788

Category: Design

Page: 128

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Christian Diors zeitloses ModeABC – nach über 50 Jahren erstmals wieder in deutscher Sprache erhältlich! 1954 veröffentlichte Christian Dior erstmals sein persönliches Mode-Handbuch. Von A bis Z werden darin alle wichtigen Stichworte aus dem Bereich der Mode abgehandelt, über die jede stilbewusste Frau Bescheid wissen sollte – seien es Schnitte, Farben oder Materialien. Auch heute, 60 Jahre später, hat Diors Modebibel nichts von ihrer Gültigkeit verloren. Der klassische Look, der Dior berühmt machte, überzeugt durch seine zeitlose Eleganz und liegt nach wie vor voll im Trend. Das liebevoll gestaltete Büchlein mit Vintage-Charme ist daher ein Muss für alle Frauen, die sich für Mode interessieren.

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.

Dali

Author: Fiorella Nicosia,Claudio Pescio,Barbara Giovannini

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783833601231

Category:

Page: 119

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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.

Surreal Things

Surrealism and Design

Author: Victoria and Albert Museum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 362

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This is the first book to examine in depth Surrealism's impact in the wider fields of design and the decorative arts and its sometimes uneasy relationship with the commercial world.

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.

Shocking life

die Autobiografie von Elsa Schiaparelli

Author: Elsa Schiaparelli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783869640846

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Page: 351

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The Little Book of Schiaparelli

Author: Emma Baxter-Wright

Publisher: Carlton Books Limited

ISBN: 9781780971315

Category: Design

Page: 159

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Elsa Schiaparelli was one of history's most influential and eccentric couturiers. Endowed with a strikingly imaginative approach to fashion, she perfected a unique combination of the witty and the surreal, the cutting edge and the elegant, from her clothing, jewelry, shoe, and perfume designs to her collaborations with such provocative artists as Dalí, Cocteau, and Giacometti. This extravagantly illustrated biography, enhanced with beautiful photographs of Schiaparelli's finished designs and personal sketches, traces the life and career of this innovative fashion genius.

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.