This woman has made so much for making fashion into the form of art it is today. Elsa Schiaparelli designed at the same time as another icon, Coco Chanel but the difference between those two are quite big to say the least. When Chanel designed easy to wear clothes in soft and comfortable fabrics, Elsa did unusual, almost strange, chocking garments. The colorful buttons, sometimes a bit strange prints (I guess you have seen the famous dress with a lobster...) and new types of accessories were invented by her. She designed chic clothes and were very inspired, and influenced, by people like Salvador Dali and Jean Cocteau.
The legacy after her is important, she made fashion into art by adding playfulness to both textures, colors and shapes. She said that anything can work in fashion. And I'm pretty sure that this is something some of our most experimental designers listen to. Just look at John Galliano, Gareth Pugh and Vivianne Westwood...
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