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date: 27 June 2019

Schiaparelli, Elsa (1896–1973) 

Who's Who in the Twentieth Century
 Market House Books Market House Books

French couturière, born in Italy, noted for her innovative use of nylon and other synthetic fabrics.Schiaparelli was born in Rome into an illustrious academic family. She worked initially in the USA as a film scriptwriter, translator, and sculptress before moving to Paris in the mid-1920s. She began designing knitwear in her hotel bedroom and in ... ...

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