Shocked: My Mother, Schiaparelli, and Me

Shocked: My Mother, Schiaparelli, and Me

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12.99 Shocked: My Mother, Schiaparelli, and Me

From the acclaimed author of Stuffed: an intimate, richly illustrated memoir, written with charm and panache, that juxtaposes two fascinating lives—the iconoclastic designer Elsa Schiaparelli and the author’s own mother—to explore how a girl fashions herself into a woman.

Audrey Morgen Volk, an upper-middle-class New Yorker, was a great beauty and the polished hostess at her family’s garment district restaurant. Elsa Schiaparelli—“Schiap”—the haute… (more)

Editorial reviews (4 reviews)

With its vivid cover and lush illustrations, Shocked is a physically beautiful book, but like Schiaparelli's designs, it commands deeper attention because of the wit and originality that inspire its composition.

Perfect for anyone who loved Volk’s first autobiographical effort, Stuffed: Adventures of a Restaurant Family, or who enjoys the work of memoirists like Jeannette Walls or Grace Coddington.

Kirkus Reviews : Shocked (April 04, 2013)

Witty, tender and vividly nostalgic.

Book Details  

Publisher: Vintage (April 02, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 288 pages

File size: 16.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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