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

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“She slapped Paris. She smacked it. She tortured it. She bewitched it. And it fell madly love with her.” yves again.

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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