First edition, first printing. Publisher's original black cloth with hot pink titles to the spine and upper board. In the original dustwrapper. Illustrated throughout with photographs, designs, and works of art depicting and relating to Schiaparelli's life and career. Four of the plates are in colour. A very good copy, the binding square and firm, the top corners very lightly bumped. The contents, with a little dustiness to the text block top edge and some discolouration to far margin of page 38, are otherwise clean throughout and without stamps or inscriptions. Complete with the hot pink dustwrapper which is lightly toned to the spine, shows a few very short closed tears to the edges with associated creasing, and tiny chips to the spine hinges and the tops of the flap hinges. It has been repaired to the inside with four small pieces of tape. Not price clipped ($4.00 to the front flap).
The autobiography of the iconic Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli, who, along with her rival Coco Chanel, was one of the most prominent and innovate shapers of fashion and style in the period between wars. This title details Schiaparelli's fascinating, eccentric life; the inner workings of the early 20th century fashion world; and also her many glamorous connections with artists and celebrities such as Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Wallis Simpson, Katherine Hepburn, Pablo Picasso, and Salvador Dali.
Stock code: 18987