Elsa Schiaparelli: Coco Chanel’s Great, Forgotten Fashion Rival

Fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli in her study -- filled with treasures, paintings and books -- in Paris, 1947.
Hans Wild—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

In the 1920s and '30s, Elsa Schiaparelli was considered Coco Chanel's chief rival, and in its heyday the Schiaparelli brand was widely seen as bolder and more innovative than Chanel. Read More

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