Fashion Icons: Elsa Schiaparelli

03 Jul


Though eventually eclipsed by rival Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli reigned  over the fashion world in the years between WW I and WW II. Her daring designs  include the famous bowknot sweater, whose stiched-in trompe l’oile gives the  impression of a scarf dangling from the neck, and the whimsical shoe hat, which  resembled a high heel resting on the head. Besides giving the world the  wedge shoe, she also popularized brightly colored zippers on sportswear and  created buttons that weren’t always round. In 1934, TIME put her on the cover  and described her as a rebel who “persecutes the button with morbid zeal” after  she used metal coat fasteners in the shape of dollar signs.

Ladies, I know that many of you love these shoes and I think that some of them are cute. Don’t forget to pay homage where due!

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Posted by on July 3, 2013 in Fashion


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