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Schiaparelli Fashion Review Paper Dolls Paperback – May 1, 1988


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One of the leading authorities on fashion history, Tom Tierney created over 150 paper doll books for Dover Publications. With subjects ranging from U.S. Presidents to popular movie stars, Mr. Tierney's books are famous for being carefully researched and meticulously rendered. His releases are prized by fashion professionals, collectors, and paper doll lovers all over the world.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications (May 1, 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486256588
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486256580
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.1 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,110,193 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. Cury on August 15, 2001
Format: Paperback
I'm a big fan of this amazing fashion designer of the 50's and this book showed parts of her work that I didn't know. Although she has a big role in the fashion world, I couldn't find many photos or drawings about her work, and this book helped me a lot with that. She based her work in surrealism and inovated using colors such as shocking pink that weren't used in fashion before. All dolls are in color and Tom Tierney makes sure everything is impecable.
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By Nevada Snow on April 14, 2005
Format: Paperback
While I liked Tom Tierney's illustrations in this paper doll book, I thought the selection of costumes didn't fully reflect the creativity of Elsa Schiaparelli. The costumes are lovely but too sedate and conservative to be representative of a designer who was inspired by surrealism and often shocked the fashion world with her ideas.

The rendering of the dolls is a little odd: their eyes are completely blacked out, giving them an eerie quality.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chrijeff VINE VOICE on October 11, 2012
Format: Paperback
Elsa Schiaparelli was active in fashion design for a relatively brief time: she exhibited her first item in 1927, co-dominated the field (with Coco Chanel) through the '30s, went into retirement in New York for the duration, and had a brief but unsatisfying comeback in 1947-54. These 27 costumes span most of that time and for the most part aren't unattractive to the modern eye. Except for its cloche-like cap, her 1930 plaid suit wouldn't look out of place on any street today, and her tie-waist beach costume would make a good summer item still; many of her evening gowns are elegantly simple, slinky, and form-fitting; her 1936 fitted coat is neat and flattering. There are also outbursts of whimsy such as a 1937 wedding gown with a pale-pink waist-length veil, a 1938 gold-embroidered woollen cape that looks like something the well-dressed sorceress should wear, a "Surrealist" gown and headdress inspired by Medieval styles, and even two examples of her designs for movies--a pink confection for Mae West in Every Day's a Holiday and a feathery form-fitter for Zsa Zsa Gabor in Moulin Rouge. Use this collection with Tierney's Chanel Fashion Review Paper Dolls (Dover Paper Dolls) and Classic Fashions of Christian Dior: Re-created in Paper Dolls (Dover Paper Dolls).
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