BLOOM: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli


  • A Junior Library Guild Selection


“An exuberant fictionalized rendering of designer Elsa Schiaparelli’s early life….Not only a gorgeous portrayal of this 20th-century creative genius, but an empowering tale encouraging readers to ‘dare to be different.’”
Kirkus, starred review

“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.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

“This Lyrical biography of Elsa Schiaparelli offers picture-book readers an enlightening introduction to the wildly inventive and influential fashion designer…Little ones who ‘dare to be different’ will be inspired.”

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