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Schiaparelli, Elsa

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Born: 1890 AD
Died: 1973 AD, at 83 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Fashion Designer

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1890 - Born on the 10th of September.

 

1927 - Naturalized French citizen.

 

1930 - She is also well known for her surrealist designs of the 1930s, especially her hats, including the Dalí design resembling a giant shoe and one a giant lamb chop, both which were famously worn by the Franco American Singer sewing machine heiress Daisy Fellowes, who was one of Schiaparelli's best clients and who owned a pink gemstone that inspired the color shocking pink.

1931 - Her design of a divided tennis skirt for star player Lili de Alvarez shocked the staid tennis world when Alvarez wore what was the forerunner of shorts at the Wimbledon Championships.

1936-1939 - She collaborated with many surrealist artists, Salvador Dalí, Jean Cocteau, and Alberto Giacometti.

         - She designed a number of perfumes in addition to clothing; the first and most famous of which, named Shocking.

1973 - Died on the 13th of November.

 



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