New Schiaparelli Book Explores Her Inner Circle: Dali, Picasso, Cocteau

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By André Leon Talley, Donald Albrecht, Dawn Ades, Hamish Bowles, Angelo Flaccavento, Dilys Blum and Justine Picardie; | Rizzoli New York; $85

Elsa Schiaparelli may be best known for her boundary-pushing fashions, but she also cultivated creative relationships with some of her era’s most renowned artists — for example, Salvador Dalí himself collaborated with Schiaparelli in creating her infamous “lobster dress.” This beautifully illustrated book delves into the designer’s fascinating relationships with such art world royalty as Dalí, Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, Jean Cocteau and others. Featuring never-before-seen photography, intimate anecdotes and essays penned by a handful of today’s most authoritative critics and personalities (the list of authors reads like a fashion Who’s Who), this volume celebrates the shared inspiration between the designer and her phenomenal friends.

cover art:  schiaparelli and the artists
Schiaparelli and the Artists
256 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli
October 3, 2017
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0847860450

Last modified: May 15, 2018