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Elsa Schiaparelli

Chapter On Cultivating Arch Rivals Elsa Schiaparelli. The Italian fashion designer (and Coco Chanel rival) brought conceptual fashion to the masses in the with collections that drew heavily on the Surrealist art movement for inspiration.

* Della Oake présente pour SCHIAPARELLI, un ensemble jupe longue et blouse à manches 'aigle' Collection printemps 1951

Haute Couture: Marco Zaninis Hommage to Elsa Schiaparelli. Della Oake wearing an organdy blouse with voluminous sleeves and a long slim satin skirt by Elsa Schiaparelli,

Elsa Schiaparelli - 1939 - Front-of-torso zipper closure that is functional and artistic - Dress worn by Millicent Rogers

This sporty and modern looking evening dress is from Elsa Schiaparelli’s Fall-Winter 1939 Collection. The prominently placed zipper is a trademark of Schiaparelli who felt fashion should incorporate closures rather than hide them.

Woman's Evening Jacket Made in Paris, France, Europe Fall 1939 Designed by Elsa Schiaparelli

Elsa SCHIAPARELLI - Woman's Evening Jacket Fall 1939 Silk georgette, metallic thread embroidery, beads Embroidered by Lesage, Paris, founded

Schiaparelli - Manteau d'Intérieur - Damassé Rose et Passementerie - Marlène Dietrich - 1944

Schiaparelli - Manteau d'Intérieur - Damassé Rose et Passementerie - Marlène Dietrich - 1944