Schiaparelli and the Artists
Known for her bravado and boundary-pushing dresses, 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. From Salvador Dali, who collaborated with Schiaparelli on her infamous Lobster Dress to Alberto Giacometti s furnishings for her salon and Rene Magritte, whose surrealist works inspired some of the designer s creations, this beautifully illustrated tome delves into the couturiere s fascinating rapports with these artistic legends.
- Hardback | 256 pages
- 254 x 330 x 25.4mm | 2,267.96g
- 03 Oct 2017
- Rizzoli International Publications
- New York, United States
- 200 colour and black and white photographs