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Schiaparelli applied some of the shock and whimsy of her surrealist friends Salvador Dali and Jean Cocteau to her clothing and accessories designs, and was one of the first designers to launch an eyewear collection.
Her infamously flamboyant 1951 "eyelash" glasses created confusion and scandal in fashion circles.
Ms. Schiaparelli constantly pushed the boundaries of convention with her unabashed use of bright colors, appliqued and embroidered artist designs on couture gowns, and surrealist hats. Her ideas of fashion as artwork have influenced designers well into this new century.