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Once upon a time an Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli (sometimes she was called Schiap in short) had a trip in the Soviet Union. This fact caused the certain reaction and left one rather prominent incident.

From “Fashion, Media, Promotion: The New Black Magic” by Jayne Sheridan:

“In 1936 Vogue, in an uncharacteristically political move, printed a cartoon by Miguel Covarrubas, “The Impossible Interview”, showing a meeting between Elsa Schiaparelli and Stalin, which implied that Stalin was so much of a Soviet, military, dictator, that he could have nothing to share with the international artist and socialite.”

“The incomparable Schiaparelli, expressing her philosophy in her autobiography, seems to have believed that Fashion has its own ineffable alchemy, beyond affairs of state”

On the cartoon of Spanish painter, Miguel Covarrubas, Schiap and Stalin were depicted flowing in the air, by parachute.

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Chloe Sevigny

American actress

The Queen of Independent cinema

In some of her photos the resemblance to Maria Casares is evident, in some it is not.

So this is the evidence.

Jean Paul Sartre talks with an actress while Maria Casares stands nearby smoking a cigarette during a fitting for costumes designed by Elsa Schiaparelli for  “Le Diable et le Bon Dieu”, a production by the Comedie Francaise.

Photo by
Genevieve Naylor
1951

 

Evan Rachel Wood, American actress, naturally blond. At this shoot she really looks alike Maria with something wicked in the face.