Elsa Schiaparelli – Surrealist Fashion

Elsa Schiaparelli (1890-1973)

was an Italian fashion designer who was heavily influenced by surrealist artists like Salvador Dali and Alberto Giacometti. She is regarded as one of the most prominent figures in fashion between WWI and WWII and Coco Chanel’s greatest rival. However she struggled to accept the changes in fashion following WWII and her shop closed down in 1954.


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