While Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli had different design philosophies and aesthetics, both left a significant mark on the fashion industry. Chanel is associated with timeless elegance and practicality, while Schiaparelli is known for her artistic and surrealistic approach to fashion. Their influence can still be seen in contemporary fashion, and their legacies continue to inspire designers today.
In the series:
Dec. 5: Operatic rivals. Bellini Norma, Donizetti Maria Stuarda, Verdi Aida, Ponchielli La Gioconda, Cilea Adriana Lecouvreur
Dec. 12: Sarah Bernhardt and Eleonora Duse – who was the greatest actress?
Dec. 19: Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli. Who was the best Designer?
Jan. 2: Nellie Melba and her enemies. Peach Melba was created in her honour – but she was no peach!