"Don't Tell Alfred" 1960 MITFORD, Nancy (EX-LIBRIS: ELSA SCHIAPARELLI)


[248] pp.

Hamish Hamilton


7.55" x 5.25"

Ex-libris Elsa Schiaparelli (SIGNED)

Elsa Schiaparelli (10 September 1890 – 13 November 1973) was an Italian fashion designer. Along with Coco Chanel, her greatest rival, she is regarded as one of the most prominent figures in fashion between the two World Wars. Starting with knitwear, Schiaparelli's designs were heavily influenced by Surrealists like her collaborators Salvador Dalí and Jean Cocteau. Her clients included the heiress Daisy Fellowes and actress Mae West. Schiaparelli did not adapt to the changes in fashion following World War II and her couture house, Maison Schiaparelli closed in 1954. The house was subsequently revived in 2014.

Jacket design by Cecil Beaton

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