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It's Women's History Month, check this out!

Five Things to know about Elsa Schiaparelli: 

1. Elsa studied Philosophy at the University of Rome.

2. Schiaparelli fled to London to avoid the marriage to a persistent suitor, a wealthy Russian whom her parents favored and for whom she herself felt no attraction.  

3. She collaborated with other artists like Salvador Dali, Alberto Giacometti, and Cecil Beaton among many other artists of her day. 

4. Her clothes were worn and celebrated by some of history's most adventurous and creative women, including Amelia Earhart, Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich. 

5.  She invented and/or redefined the jumpsuit, the wraparound dress, see through raincoats and colored tights. 

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