Saturday, October 23, 2010

Fashion: Lets Bring Back | Elsa Schiaparelli

The third ICON OF STYLE in the Huffpost's 'lets bring back series' is designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Like Daché and Baker, she was a self-made woman, and a true individualist. Any contemporary designer who uses absurdist elements (such as that infamous deconstructed Marc Jacobs shoe a few years ago) in his clothing must take his hat off to Elsa. And in her case, that tipped hat might just have resembled a shoe, or any other variety of objects; after all, she pioneered, in many ways, the fusion of conceptual art and apparel. This lavishly creative designer--known as "Schiap" to her friends--was once as revered and famous as Coco Chanel, who referred to her rival as "that Italian artist who makes clothes."


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