For many historians in the field of fashion the main intrigue of the thirties is the rivalry of Elsa Schiaparelli and Coco Chanel. This confrontation between the two geniuses in the fashion grasped and still captures the minds of many.

Though both women were complete opposites to each other, but they have incredible talent and desire to bring new and beautiful in fashion. What was the rivalry of these designers, what is its cause, as it manifested?

Elsa was ardent supporter of Surrealism, and Coco preferred classics. Schiaparelli was trying to emphasize the individuality of clothing personality, strength of spirit. Chanel allocated beauty of the body. Model differed by Gabriel consistency of style and fabric chosen soft, subdued tones. Model Elsa provocative, are made of luxurious materials, using shocking decor. While Chanel introduced the classic suit with gold buttons, Schiaparelli offered dress-sari applications in the form of animals, buttons, coins, necklaces made of plastic insects. Was different and origin. Elsa Schiaparelli belonged to the aristocracy, its terms of communication consisted of the nobility of France. Coco also had the kept the former from a simple family, and the entrance into high society she was booked.

The rivalry between Elsa Schiaparelli and Coco Chanel for the title of chief designer does not always stay in the fashion catwalks. Take at least a case. At a reception with a flashy Gabriel has kindly offered to chair Elsa, who had just been painted. In this Coco stated that it will only benefit a chur bright, even streaked along her rival. Schiaparelli did not stay in debt. Often their attitude is reflected in the caricature Chanel at their new creations.

Fashion designers are constantly lured each groomsman mannequins and clients. So Coco to Elsa ran Dzheyzi Fellows and Gala Dalí. So do these ladies to place their orders in the same places. Gabriel called Elsa “is the artist who makes dresses.” But that did not stop to draw the idea of “artist” for his work. The collections of Chanel appeared unusual that a restrained person of vivid colors.

It is difficult to determine who in this competition won. You can not determine the degree of influence that the work of these outstanding individuals to further the development of fashion. But one thing is certain, in the thirties, the most popular was Elsa Schiaparelli. She likes to wear Hollywood actors. It was her feminine image replaced masculinity twenties. But Coco was the classic fashion of the time. Elsa can also call her a dreamer and an artist.

But in the end the rivalry of Elsa Schiaparelli and Coco Chanel ended reconciliation. Elsa just went beautifully. Once you have created the latest collection of Schiaparelli married and elegant “outdistanced” first. The general enthusiasm for surrealism ended. Came the new times, new hobbies. And with them, and new heroes: Christian Dior, Coco Chanel. It was called the cause of Christian Dior, Elsa care. His fresh ideas pushed the two rivals for second place. And Schiaparelli and Shangel were forced to sell his fashion house.

But the care of Elsa is not meant oblivion. Her art remains in the history of fashion. Her models have inspired many designers: Vivienne Westwood, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Biba, Franco Moschino. Things started Schiaparelli ahead of its time. Her creations have been fashionable in the thirties, the fifties, are still valid today.

Coco Chanel was a revolution in the minds of millions. It freed women from corsets, ladies gave black, making it not a sign of mourning, but a sign of elegance, hair cut hair, giving them a rest.

Who won in the rivalry Elsa Schiaparelli and Coco Chanel – it is impossible to say for sure. But history came only Coco and Elsa undeservedly forgotten.

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