Bloom : a story of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli

by Maclear, Kyo, 1970-

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 9 copies
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Here is the life of iconic fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli, who as a little girl in Rome, was told by her own mamma that she was brutta. Ugly. So she decided to seek out beauty around her, and found it everywhere. What is beauty Elsa wondered. She looked everywhere for beauty until something inside of Elsa blossomed, and she became an artist with an incredible imagination. Defining beauty on her own creative terms, Schiaparelli worked hard to develop her designs, and eventually bloomed into an extraordinarily talent who dreamed up the most wonderful dresses, hats, shoes, and jewelry. Why not a shoe for a hat Why not a dress with drawers And she invented a color: shocking pink! Her adventurous mind was the key to her happiness and success--and is still seen today in her legacy of wild imagination. Daring and different, Elsa Schiaparelli used art to make fashion, and it was quite marvelous.

Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad, the dynamic duo who created the critically-acclaimed Julia, Child, team up again to bring to life the childhood memories and the inspiring milestones of the legendary Elsa Schiaparelli. With its warm, lyrical text and enchanting illustrations, Bloom shows readers how ingenuity, vision, and self-doubt all made Schiaparelli truly beautiful. A gift for her older fans and younger audiences who have yet to discover her genius, Bloom is sure to be an enthralling classic.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "With beautiful, richly colorful, and playful artwork nicely evoking the character of its subject, this lyrical biography of Elsa Schiaparelli offers picture-book readers an enlightening introduction to the wildly inventive and influential fashion designer. Beginning with her staid childhood, Maclear and Morstad draw a sharp comparison between her family, rendered in grays and browns, and the explosive colors of flowers Elsa preferred, which appear in bold pinks and reds, sometimes growing out of her skin. As she leaves the formality of the Italian aristocracy behind and strikes out on her own, her lively imagination and surreal sense of style eventually take the fashion world by storm, particularly when she invents her signature color, shocking pink, which (unshockingly) is heavily featured in the palette of the illustrations. Morstad's delicate watercolor illustrations do a great job of depicting Schiaparelli's designs, but subtle hints pink flowers composed of dresses, shoes, and gloves, for instance emphasize how Schiaparelli's view of the world shaped her artwork. Little ones who dare to be different will be inspired.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The duo behind Julia, Child offers a bold first-person biography of designer Elsa Schiaparelli, beginning with her dreary childhood in Rome, where the bright colors of market flowers brought her joy in a family that dismissed her as ugly. Schiaparelli's passion for color and beauty never waned, and Maclear describes how, as a single mother in Paris, Schiaparelli discovered a community of artists-including Meret Oppenheim and Salvador Dalí-who helped foster her artistic identity. Morstad's vivid mixed-media have an imaginativeness to match Schiaparelli's surrealistic designs (playing with a beloved uncle as a child, she soars amid the stars and planets of the cosmos) and feature splashes of Schiaparelli's trademark shade of pink: "Bright, impossible, impudent, becoming, life-giving, like all the light and the birds and the fish in the world put together." It's a dramatic tribute worthy of its audacious subject. Ages 4-8. Author's agent: Jackie Kaiser, Westwood Creative Artists. Illustrator's agent: Emily van Beek, Folio Literary Management. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Schiaparelli, Elsa, -- 1890-1973 -- Juvenile literature.
Fashion designers -- Italy -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women fashion designers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Fashion designers -- Biography.
Publisher New York, NY :Harper,2018
Edition First edition.
Contributors Morstad, Julie, illustrator.
Audience Ages 4-8.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780062447616
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