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Elsa Schiaparelli

A Biography

by Meryle Secrest

Hardcover, 377 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $35 |

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An illustrated biography of the grand couturier, surrealist, social revolutionist and a top fashion designer of the 20th century, who in her time was more famous than Coco Chanel, chronicles the never-before-told story of the style icon, whose work has stood the test of time.

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'Schiaparelli': The Shocking, Shadowed Life Of A Fashion Icon

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