Elsa Schiaparelli


Fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli captured in her office in 1937. ullstein bild / Getty Images

Elsa Schiaparelli is one of the most unique voices fashion has ever seen. Her penchant for daring designs was often inspired by her close friendships with Surrealist artists.

Additional Reading

  • Berenson, Marisa. Elsa Schiaparelli’s Private Album. London: Double-Barreled Books, 2014.
  • Blum, Dilys E. Shocking!: The Art and Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2003.
  • Schiaparelli, Elsa. Hommage à Elsa Schiaparelli. Paris: Musée de la Mode et du Costume, 1984.
  • Schiaparelli, Elsa. Shocking Life: the Autobiography of Elsa Schiaparelli. London: V&A, 2007.
  • White, Palmer. Elsa Schiaparelli: Empress of Paris Fashion. New York: Rizzoli, 1986.