Elsa Schiaparelli

Coco Chanel’s main rival, Elsa Schiaparelli, has been receiving a lot of press lately. The Metropolitan Museum in New York City currently has an exhibit on Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli called Impossible Conversation. Prada is a household name but few are familiar with Elsa Schiaparelli. Elsa was born in Rome and moved to Paris in her late 20’s. She started as a knitwear designer and in 1927 her collection was featured in Vogue magazine. In 1928 she started designing sportswear inspired by American woman. By 1933 she was creating evening dresses. …