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Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli: 05/22/18
Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli by Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad is another in the series of picture book biographies about famous visionaries / oddballs of the 20th century.
Bloom covers the fashion designer's childhood, her early career and touches on some of the ways she was inspired. Some highlights include her inspiration from colors and textures in nature, and later her passion over finding both the perfect shade of pink and the perfect shade of light blue.
Much of the heavy lifting in this short biography is done by Julie Morstad's colorful illustrations. For instance the cover shows a time when Schiaparelli tried to grow flowers from her face so that she could be the beautiful person she wanted to be, rather than the ugly duckling her mother always said she was.
The other biography these two collaborated on was Julia, Child.