A little girl in Rome who hates having her picture taken grows up into an international fashion designer. Inspired by beautiful, bold flowers, Elsa Schiaparelli imagines many amazing scenarios and when she’s grown, she becomes an artist–a dressmaker.
“To be an artist is to dream big and risk failure.”
Her dresses and clothes “invite women to express their imaginations fully” in how they dress. This remarkable story shows transformation and beauty that grows from the inside. Extensive notes from the author (Kyo Maclear) and illustrator (Julie Morstad) inform the reader of Elsa Schiaparelli’s many contributions to the world of fashion design: the jumpsuit, folding eyeglasses, shocking pink, ice blue, bureau drawer pockets.