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Preface by Johannes Huth

Elsa Schiaparelli, a Last Dance - Olivier Gabet

Shocking: Life between the Lines - Marie-Sophie Carron de la Carrière
Man Ray and Elsa Schiaparelli: Fair Weather for Creativity - Emmanuelle de l’Écotais
Three Asides - Patrick Mauriès
Dressing the Modern Woman - Dilys Blum
When Dalí Discovered Fashion - Jean-Louis Gaillemin

Clothing and Accessories
Elsa Schiaparelli - Valérie Belin

Costume Jewelry and Accessories

Schiaparelli Today
More Beautiful When Broken: A Conversation with Daniel Roseberry - Hanya Yanaghirara

Clothing and Accessories from the Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris Collection
Chronology of the Life of Elsa Schiaparelli

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Published to accompany the major exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, a must-have book for all fashion lovers

About the Author

Marie-Sophie Carron de la Carrière is a senior curator at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs and head of the fashion collections from 1800 to present.


'Beautifully illustrated … pays tribute to a woman who truly understood the art of style' - Harper’s Bazaar

'Illuminating and grand ... Not even the most dedicated fashionista will leave 'Shocking' without a deeper sense of Schiaparelli's effort to make clothes that encouraged people to think' - Shelf Awareness

'This delightful book, filled with illustrations and laced together with observational essays, reminds us of the creativity of a woman who thought clothes could be more than things to wear … a wild celebration of a rare talent' - The Lady

'An alluring tribute to the inventive designer who was so far ahead of her time she's still avant-garde nearly 50 years after her death ... Includes trenchant essays on Schiaparelli's life, achievements, and influence' - NPR

'Explores the sensational creations of the Italian designer [and] traces the evolution of 'Schiap' style. Drawings, essays, original artwork, archival material, and contemporary features fill the gaps in the story' - Air Mail

'One hundred and twenty designs and accessories are lavishly photographed in full color... You will be struck by the breadth of Schiap’s influence... Essential reading is Hanya Yanagihara’s interview with the current artistic director of Maison Schiaparelli, Daniel Roseberry' - Avenue

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