The Resource Elsa schiaparelli : a biography, Meryle Secrest, (electronic resource)

Elsa schiaparelli : a biography, Meryle Secrest, (electronic resource)

Label
Elsa schiaparelli : a biography
Title
Elsa schiaparelli
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Meryle Secrest
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first biography of the grand couturier, surrealist, and embattled figure (her medium was apparel), whose extraordinary work has stood the test of time. Her style was a social revolution through clothing-luxurious, eccentric, ironic, sexy; synonymous with fashion innovation and chicesse. She was audacious; her fashions were inspired from the whimsical to the most practical-from a Venetian cape of the commedia dell'arte to a Soviet parachute. She collaborated on her designs with some of the greatest artists of the twentieth-century: on jewelry with Jean Schlumberger; on clothes with Salvador Dali; with Jean Cocteau, Alberto Giacometti; with photographers Man Ray, Horst, Cecil Beaton, and the young Richard Avedon. Her name: Elsa Schiaparelli. She was known as the Queen of Fashion; a headline attraction in the international glitter-glamour show of the late twenties and thirties; she gave fabulous parties-and went to those given by others; she lived and worked seriously and hard in much-photographed residences and was a guest at others; she knew the "everybodies" who were always "there" and inevitably became one of them herself, feted in Rome (where she was born), Paris, New York, London, Moscow, Dallas, Hollywood, Dublin. Now, Meryle Secrest, acclaimed biographer-whose work has been called "enthralling" (WSJ); "captivating" (WP Book World); "Rich in detail, scrupulously researched, sympathetically written" (NYRB), and who has captured the lives of many of the twentieth-century's most iconic, cultural figures, among them: Frank Lloyd Wright, Bernard Berenson, Leonard Bernstein, Duveen; Richard Rodgers; Modigliani; Stephen Sondheim-gives us the never-before-told story of this most extraordinary fashion designer, perhaps the most extraordinary fashion designer of the twentieth-century, who in her time was more famous than Chanel
Cataloging source
RECBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Secrest, Meryle
Dewey number
746.9/2092
Index
no index present
LC call number
TT505.S3
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schiaparelli, Elsa
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers
  • Fashion designers
  • Women fashion designers
  • Surrealism and design
  • DESIGN / Textile & Costume
  • Artists, Architects, Photographers
  • 20th Century
  • Fashion
Label
Elsa schiaparelli : a biography, Meryle Secrest, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=FC60B526-AAD7-410E-9EAD-419268C06AC2
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385353274
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
fc60b526-aad7-410e-9ead-419268c06ac2
Publisher number
EB00318964
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883358806
Label
Elsa schiaparelli : a biography, Meryle Secrest, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=FC60B526-AAD7-410E-9EAD-419268C06AC2
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385353274
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
fc60b526-aad7-410e-9ead-419268c06ac2
Publisher number
EB00318964
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883358806

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