Hardcover $35.00

Knopf | Oct 07, 2014 | 400 Pages | 6-1/4 x 9-1/4 | ISBN 9780307701596

  • Hardcover$35.00

    Knopf | Oct 07, 2014 | 400 Pages | 6-1/4 x 9-1/4 | ISBN 9780307701596

  • Ebook$15.99

    Knopf | Oct 07, 2014 | 400 Pages | ISBN 9780385353274

Praise

Praise for Meryle Secrest’s
ELSA SCHIAPARELLI
 
          “Majestic . . . clever . . . Secrest effortlessly explains what made Schiaparelli’s fashion work so groundbreaking and unique . . . Accompanied by color photographs of many of the designs, Secrest’s book pays homage to Schiaparelli’s unique oeuvre by highlighting their efficiency of form and style in her designs, while framing them as miracles in their own right.”
 
                                                                   -Jose Solis, Pop Matters
 
“Her story fairly rips along.”
                                                                   -The Observer
 
“A colorful portrait.”
                                                                   -Kirkus
 
“Ever curious and wonderfully adept . . . dynamic . . . Richly illustrated and endlessly intriguing, Secrest’s biography illuminates the ‘daredevil swagger’ of Schiaparelli’s clothes and the oft-besieged couturier’s inexhaustible tenacity and dazzling creativity.”
                                                                   -Donna Seaman, Booklist  (Starred Review)
 
“An illuminating biography . . . Ms Secrest breaks new ground . . . Ms Secrest’s incisive, sympathetic life demonstrates great skill in unpicking the web of myths that Schiaparelli wove to reveal the shape of the woman beneath.”
                                                                   -The Economist
 
“A breathless, madcap ride across the 20th century . . . An alternately exhilarating, sympathetic, slyly humorous, and poignant portrait, not only of the surrealism-influenced, innovative fashion designer, but also of the creative cauldron of Paris in its golden age between the two world wars.”
                                                                   -Publishers Weekly

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