Shocking Life

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Dent, 1954 - Fashion designers - 254 pages
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Elsa Schiaparelli was one of the leading fashion designers of the 1920s, '30s, and '40s. Her fascinating autobiography, charts her rise from a rat-infested apartment in Rome, to success in fashion, through the war years when she worked for the American Red Cross, to her eventual role as designer to the stars.

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User Review  - Pamela Mandell - Goodreads

Starts out strong but premise grows thin by end. Still wonderful details about Schiaparelli's life and conceit of book works well in beginning. Read full review

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User Review  - Roya - Goodreads

Schiaparelli was an amazing person, but her autobiography just kind of rambles on like a one-sided conversation. Her account of WW II was rather interesting and offered a different perspective on the ... Read full review

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My birthplace in Romethe Palazzo Corsini
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Texas wrought a complete change in Schiap
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