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Schiaparelli’s 12 commandments of Women

Posted in Italian Fashion Designers by Gregory on August 7, 2010

Elsa  Schiaperreli was a early 20th century scholar of philosophy, and in addition to brain power she had an acute dress sense when it came to fashion, but what has intrigued me most is  Schiaparelli’s “12 commandments of Women”.  Take a look and let me know what you think?

1. Since most women do not know themselves they should try to do so.

2.  A woman who buys an expensive dress and changes it, often with disastrous result, is extravagant and foolish.

3. Most woman (and men) are colour blind,  They should ask for suggestions.

4.  Remember 20%  of women have inferiority complexes.  70% have illusions.

5.  90% are afraid of being conspicuous, and of what people will say.  So they buy a grey suit, they should dare to be different.

6.  Women should listen and ask for competent criticism and advice.

7.  They should choose their clothes alone or in the company of a man.

8.  They should never shop with another woman, who sometimes consciously or unconsciously, is apt to be jealous.

9.  She should buy little and only of the best or cheapest.

10.  Never fit a dress to the body, but train the body to fit the dress.

11.  A woman should buy mostly in one place where she is known and respected, and not rush around trying every new fad.

12.  And she should pay her bills.

What do you think, are they still applicable today, or are they too old fashioned? Shall I  put them back in the filing cabinet. Though I would have a problem with No.8, as I love to shop with my friends…or is this where I have been going wrong ! Another accolade to Elsa, was her perfume line called “Shocking”, do you see any resemblance with Jean Paul Gaultier!! mmm… I think I do. Unfortunately I am unable to make any comments on the perfume in either.

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