Fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli (1890 – 1973) was a provocateur who took pleasure in challenging typical notions of dress. Witty, elegant and often strikingly surreal, her designs incorporate humour and surprise, inviting the viewer to look and look again.Read more See less
Shocking, subversive, surreal – meet Elsa Schiaparelli
Originally a radical art movement, in the 1930s Surrealism transformed the design world
Discover the making of Schiaparelli's very first design – a simple sweater with a surreal twist
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