Elsa Schiaparelli, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Elsa Schiaparelli

Italian fashion designer and couturier

Date of Birth: 10-Sep-1890

Place of Birth: Rome, Lazio, Italy

Date of Death: 13-Nov-1973

Profession: businessperson, fashion designer

Nationality: Italy

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Elsa Schiaparelli

  • Elsa Schiaparelli ( SKAP-?-REL-ee, SHAP-, also US: skee-AHP-, Italian: ['?lsa skjapa'r?lli]; 1890–1973) was an Italian fashion designer.
  • Along with Coco Chanel, her greatest rival, she is regarded as one of the most prominent figures in fashion between the two World Wars.
  • Starting with knitwear, Schiaparelli's designs were heavily influenced by Surrealists like her collaborators Salvador Dalí and Jean Cocteau.
  • Her clients included the heiress Daisy Fellowes and actress Mae West.
  • Schiaparelli did not adapt to the changes in fashion following World War II and her couture house closed in 1954.

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