Elsa Schiaparelli () was one of the leading fashion designers of the s and s with a flair for the unusual. The first to use shoulder pads. Results 1 – 30 of Shocking Life by Schiaparelli, Elsa and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Find Shocking Life by Schiaparelli, Elsa at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers.

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She cray, and I love her. Prior-owner name on inside of front cover sku She doesn’t know how to convey emotion and life–it’s a lot of telling, not showing.

She was a great-niece of Giovanni Schiaparelli, who discovered the canals of Mars. Pamela Bakes at Page Two Published: It’s interesting that needing to provide as a single mother propelled Schiaparelli into her design career, but she seemed to enjoy her work so much that she completely neglected her daughter.

My grandmother told me about the eccentric Elsa and her strange clothes. I wanted to hear much more about her collaboration with Dali and Cocteau, more about her creative process, less about her furniture Shocking Life By Schiaparelli, Elsa.

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I wonder did she choose anecdotes xchiaparelli so she could name names Much of her tale is fascinating; all must be taken with a grain of salt. I wish someone would write a biography on her and do her life justice.

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How she dreamed up a new way of expressing femininity, whimsy and strength? The book contains full-color panels by Picasso and Drian, drawings and tailpieces by Berard. Elsa Schiaparelli was one of the leading fashion designers of the s and s with a flair for the unusual. Fine Copy In Like Jacket. Namedropping I don’t know if “namedropping” can be used descriptively but it should.


My only complaint is that being a hodge-podge memoir, I definitely got the feeling that she glossed over certain parts, left out whole years, and then made a point to include certain little anecdotes that made her out to be the victim of a grand plot um yeah, Shoxking didn’t quite follow that. Jun 24, Artfulreader rated it liked it. Shocking Life Elsa Schiaparelli Dutton, Gives you a good glimpse of what went on behind the scenes from her point-of-view, as well as how it was to collaborate with Dali!

I’ve personally had this experince when working with artists whose work I admired, only to be so disappointed when they turned out to be not very nice people.

Shocking Life by Elsa Schiaparelli

Is it possible that these people felt the same??? Jan 02, Rebecca rated it liked it. Instead she talks a lot about her experiences as an immigrant, as a single mother, her furniture, and about escaping occupied Paris and aiding the resistance during WWII – all of which were quite interesting.

Thank you for your friendship, or something like that. Feb 21, Katie Mcsweeney rated it liked lifee Shelves: Magers and Quinn Booksellers Condition: Showing best matches Show all copies.

Shocking Life by Schiaparelli, Elsa

Mega Buzz Inc Condition: Rare autobiography of Elsa Schiaparelli, the famous fashion guru. Facsimile title and signature on endpapers in shocking pink. Jul 22, Paul lowe rated it schiaarelli liked it. After reading the Dior autobiography I thought this would be all about fashion as well, however, on the contrary fashion was not the major topic in the book. Near fine condition Edition: She is always witty I knew next to nothing about Lofe when I started this book, except that she made crazy surrealist clothing in the heyday of modern art in Paris.


Like, a mad love. Much like her renowned perfumes, it captures a mood, a breezy mind-state, but despite it’s word count – doesn’t give the sense of fact a whirl. May 25, Raquel rated it it was ok Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet. Olivia rated it it was amazing Jan 30, A good copy of this scarce title by schiapaelli designer who was later described as the “mother of punk”.

Writing from two personalities – the first person and the third person she calls, ‘Schiap’, who exists to her in the fifth dimension, this is not so much an autobiographic book as it is a fragrance. She name-drops like there is no tomorrow. It seems that she used third person when she was ashamed or embarrassed of the schiaparello she told.

The original unclipped dustjacket has a chip to both the top and bottom of the spine, with several small tears and creases, and minor shelfwear; protected in archival mylar. Elsa Schiaparelli was one of the leading fashion designers of the s, ’30s, and ’40s.