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Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli

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As a young girl in Rome, Elsa Schiaparelli (1890 — 1973) felt "brutta" (ugly) and searched all around her for beauty. Seeing the colors of Rome's flower market one day, young Elsa tried to plant seeds in her ears and nose, hoping to blossom like a flower. All she got was sick, but from that moment, she discovered her own wild imagination.

In the 1920 and '30s, influenced by her friends in the surrealist art movement, Schiaparelli created a vast collection of unique fashion designs — hats shaped like shoes, a dress adorned with lobsters, gloves with fingernails, a dress with drawers and so many more. She mixed her own bold colors and invented her own signature shades, including shocking pink.

Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli is a stunning and sophisticated picture book biography that follows Schiaparelli's life from birth and childhood to height of success.

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"Maclear describes how, as a single mother in Paris, Schiaparelli discovered a community of artists — including Meret Oppenheim and Salvador Dalí — who helped foster her artistic identity. Morstad’s vivid mixed-media have an imaginativeness to match Schiaparelli’s surrealistic designs (playing with a beloved uncle as a child, she soars amid the stars and planets of the cosmos) and feature splashes of Schiaparelli’s trademark shade of pink... It’s a dramatic tribute worthy of its audacious subject." — Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Recommended Age 5 - 9
Author Kyo Maclear
Illustrator Julie Morstad
ISBN 0062447610
Publication Date Feb 6, 2018
Publisher HarperCollins
Language English