ElsaSchiaparelli

 1890 b. Rome.

 1914 Married Comte William de Wendt de Kerlor.

 1919 - 1922 Lived in New York working as scriptwriter and translator.

 1920 Divorced. Two children.

 1921 Her good friend Gabriella Picabia introduces her to Man Ray in New York.

 1923 Moves to Paris.  
   Lends some of her creations to Nancy Cunard.

 1930 Marie Berthe Aurenche knits dresses for her to augment income.

 1932 meets Leonor Fini and lends her clothes.
   Encouraged by Paul Poiret to open her own business.
   Lee Miller modelled for her.
   Worked with Leonor Fini, Jean Cocteau, Meret Oppenheim, and Alberto Giacometti.

 1936 Opens her boutique  at 21 Place Vendome.
   Her designers included Jean Cocteau, Christian Berard, Louis Aragon, Elsa Triolet.
   Among her clientelle were Mae West, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich.

 1937 Lobster Dress with Salvador Dali.

 1938 Monkey hair shoes. 
   Leonor Fini designs a perfume bottle for her Shocking ->.

 1940 Left for New York. 


 1973 d.

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   See also -> wiki and -> 1; and -> 2; and -> 3