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Shocking! explores the Italian-born designer's career from its modernist beginnings in the 1920s and its connections with Surrealism to the upheavals caused by war, the ...
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Shocking! explores the Italian-born designer's career from its modernist beginnings in the 1920s and its connections with Surrealism to the upheavals caused by war, the business struggles in the years that followed, and the closing of her salon in 1954.
With over three hundred reproductions of Schiaparelli clothing and accessories, this book includes the extensive group of objects given by the designer herself to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1969 as well as contemporary photographs documenting Schiaparelli's salons, homes, and designs: patent office drawings; fashion sketches; works by the period's leading fashion photographers such as Horst and Cecil Beaton; works of art that complemented, influenced, or were influenced by her designs; and stills from many of the American, British, and French films and plays with which she was associated.
|Lenders to the Exhibition||6|
|Pour le Sport||12|
|Architect of Fashion, Carpenter of Clothes||32|
|In the Shadow of Napoleon||70|
|Art into Fashion, Fashion into Art||120|
|The Circus Comes to Town|
|A Pagan Collection|
|A Modern Comedy|
|Return to the Bustle|
|Music in the Air|
|A Matter of Prestige||220|
|Themes and Variations||248|
|Dressing for Film and Stage||288|
|Stylistic and Historical Chronology||292|
|List of Illustrations||306|
|Index of Names||319|