Elsa Schiaparelli was an Italian fashion designer.She is regarded as one of the most prominent figures in fashion.Schiaparelli's designs were heavily influenced by Surrealists like her collaborators Salvador Dali and Alberto Giacometti.
Schiaparelli was an innovative woman and fashion designer. She had a lot of "firsts" in the fashion industry.She was the first to create and use fanciful buttons that looked more like brooches.she is one of the first to use brightly colored zippers.
Her innovations in fashion design were numerous, it was her creation of the runway show as we know it today that was most influential. Her modern idea of a fashion show included a runway with music and art, and the use of elongated, shapeless women as models.
Elsa Schiaparelli was designer along with Coco Chanel,but did not adapt to the changes in fashion following World War II and her business closed in 1954.That's why that Schiaparelli's name is not as well remembered as that of her great rival Chanel.