IPBA Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography by Meryle Secrest

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From reviews in Elle magazine to the New York Times, to the introspective feature on 1stdibs, biographer Meryle Secrest has been described as “offer(ing) insights aplenty into the strategist that lay behind the ‘madcap’ Schiap façade”. She provides details on her surreal collaborations with the likes of artists Salvador Dali and Alberto Giacometti, and stories of Elsa Schiaparelli’s life from girlhood to the “Queen of Fashion.”

From Lenore Worth Hiers, an avid Schiap fan – “A very interesting and fact-filled biography of this fascinating woman. Anyone who is interested in her life will find this a must-read book as it contains the results of much recent in-depth research. Previous biographies and even her autobiography do not contain this information.”

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