inspired me, it is Elsa Schiaparelli.
Her shocking pink (which girl doesn't like pink
at one stage in her life?), her imagination
and creativity, her intellect (she was extremely
cultivated), her ties with the art world
and her numerous collaborations with
legendary artists like Dali and Cocteau...
But what inspired me most, was her independency,
her rebelling against her privileged background,
coming to Paris as a single mom. Starting her
career in fashion in rue du Plâtre (like me)
with her first collection and boutique
"Pour le sport" in 1927 (me in 1997 as an intern
at L'OFFICIEL (HQ Editions Jalou @ rue du Plâtre).
And her work continues to inspire...