Elsa Schiaparelli

1890 - 1973

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Elsa Schiaparelli ( SKAP-ə-REL-ee, SHAP-, also US: skee-AHP-, Italian: [ˈɛlsa skjapaˈrɛlli]; 10 September 1890 – 13 November 1973) was an Italian fashion designer. Along with Coco Chanel, her greatest rival, she is regarded as one of the most prominent figures in fashion between the two World Wars. Starting with knitwear, Schiaparelli's designs were heavily influenced by Surrealists like her collaborators Salvador Dalí and Jean Cocteau. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elsa Schiaparelli has received more than 648,261 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Elsa Schiaparelli is the 15th most popular fashion designer (up from 16th in 2019), the 1,150th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,088th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Italian Fashion Designer.

Elsa Schiaparelli was a fashion designer who is most famous for her work in the 1930s. She is known for her use of color and surrealist design.

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Among fashion designers, Elsa Schiaparelli ranks 15 out of 36. Before her are Cristóbal Balenciaga, Hubert de Givenchy, Donatella Versace, Tommy Hilfiger, Roberto Cavalli, and Jean-Paul Gaultier. After her are Yohji Yamamoto, Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Kenzō Takada, Mary Quant, and Tom Ford.

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Among people born in 1890, Elsa Schiaparelli ranks 45Before her are Karl Harrer, Nikolai Trubetzkoy, Habibullāh Kalakāni, Jacques Ibert, Beniamino Gigli, and Naum Gabo. After her are Rose Kennedy, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, Moša Pijade, Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern, Kurt Tucholsky, and Alfredo Ottaviani. Among people deceased in 1973, Elsa Schiaparelli ranks 49Before her are Howard H. Aiken, Frank Costello, W. H. Auden, Amílcar Cabral, Taha Hussein, and Mary Wigman. After her are Katina Paxinou, Otto Klemperer, Alan Watts, François Cevert, Robert Siodmak, and E. E. Evans-Pritchard.

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Among people born in Italy, Elsa Schiaparelli ranks 1,150 out of 4,088. Before her are Bartolus de Saxoferrato (1313), Julia Drusilla (39), Verres (-120), Lella Lombardi (1941), Princess Carolina of Parma (1770), and Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares (1587). After her are Vito Volterra (1860), Mario Del Monaco (1915), Italo Svevo (1861), Elsa Martinelli (1935), Gaspare Spontini (1774), and Timaeus of Locri (-200).


Among fashion designers born in Italy, Elsa Schiaparelli ranks 4Before her are Pierre Cardin (1922), Donatella Versace (1955), and Roberto Cavalli (1940). After her are Gianfranco Ferré (1944) and Sergio Rossi (1935).