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Bloom: a story of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli

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Publisher:
Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,
Pub. Date:
[2018]
Edition:
First edition.
Language:
English
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A dazzling picture book biography of one of the world's most influential designers, Elsa Schiaparelli.

Elsa dared to be different, and her story will not only dazzle, it will inspire the artist and fashionista in everyone who reads it.

By the 1930s Elsa Schiaparelli had captivated the fashion world in Paris, but before that, she was a little girl in Rome who didn't feel pretty at all. Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli is the enchanting story for young readers of how a young girl used her imagination and emerged from plain to extraordinary.

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.

Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad (creators of Julia, Child) have gorgeously interpreted Schiaparelli's life. Maclear tells a lyrical story with moments both poignant and humorous and Morstad's elegant imagery saturates the pages with Schiaparelli-inspired shapes and colors.

Informative backmatter and suggested further reading included.

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9780062447616
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subject_facet Biographies, Costume design -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature, Fashion designers, Fashion designers -- Italy -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Fashion designers -- Juvenile literature, Picture books, Picture books for children, Schiaparelli, Elsa, -- 1890-1973, Schiaparelli, Elsa, -- 1890-1973 -- Juvenile literature, Women -- Biography, Women fashion designers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
title_display Bloom : a story of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli
title_full Bloom : a story of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli / words by Kyo Maclear ; pictures by Julie Morstad
title_short Bloom :
title_sub a story of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli
topic_facet Costume design, Fashion designers, History, Picture books for children, Schiaparelli, Elsa, Women, Women fashion designers