Tag Archives: Elsa Schiaparelli

Une Parure

A few days ago, I wrote about the Haute Couture show at the Paris City Hall. In their materials on the web page, they had a list of important dates in the history of French Couture. Here is the translation … Continue reading

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Un Original

If you’ve ever imitated the fashion choices of a friend or a celebrity, you’ve had a style mentor. Mentors in business are very in, and for the same good reasons that they make sense for the important choices we make … Continue reading

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Abréger une histoire

I’ve been interested in fashion since I first picked out a pair of red shoes when I was four years old. A few posts ago, I wrote about Tim Gunn’s Fashion Bible. Another new book on the topic is Fashion: … Continue reading

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La conversation mondaine

Until August 19, 2012, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is hosting a special exhibit entitled Impossible Conversations. The premise is a conversation between Elsa Schiaparelli (1890 – 1973) and Miuccia Prada (1949) that never took place. The … Continue reading

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Une bonne cuisinière est une sorcière qui dispense le bonheur

Elsa Schiaparelli was born on September 10, 1890. Although she was raised in a wealthy, intellectual Italian family, she established her atelier in Paris after receiving encouragement from Paul Poiret. She was close friends with surrealist Salvador Dali and a fairly bitter … Continue reading

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