Women dress alike all over the world: they dress to be annoying to other women
Elsa Schiaparelli 1890–1973 an italian surrealist and fashion designer , her famed store in the place vendome now home to the relaunched perfumes that helped establish her name and design credentials.
“Her particular charm? Her brutality, her arrogance, her self-possession, disdain, storms of anger, odd whims, her Gorgon’s mask.” Yves Saint-Laurent
there are many very good blogs about this great ‘ italian artist who makes clothes ‘ (chanel), as well as many good publications including her own. also reference dali, cocteau, lesage and lacroix