Hot Pink: The Life and Fashions of Elsa Schiaparelli by Susan Goldman Rubin

By Susan Goldman Rubin

Surprising pink—hot purple, because it is termed today—was the signature colour of Elsa Schiaparelli (1890–1973) and maybe her maximum contribution to the style international. Schiaparelli was once probably the most leading edge designers within the early twentieth century. Many layout components which are taken without any consideration this present day she created and taken to the vanguard of favor. She is credited with many firsts: trompe l’oeil sweaters with collars and bows knitted in; wedge heels; shoulder baggage; or even the concept that of a runway exhibit for proposing collections. sizzling Pink—printed with a 5th colour, sizzling pink!—explores Schiaparelli’s youth in Rome, her creation to haute couture in Paris, and her quick upward thrust to good fortune participating with surrealist and cubist artists like Salvador Dalí and Jean Cocteau.

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