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  - 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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User Review  - Joey - Goodreads

I wanted to love this but couldn't get in to the wandering narrative where Shiaparelli flips between referring to herself as "Shiap" and speaking in the first person almost every other sentence. 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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