Patricia Volk

From the acclaimed author of Stuffed: an intimate, richly illustrated memoir, written with charm and panache, that juxtaposes two fascinating lives-the iconoclastic designer Elsa Schiaparelli and the authors own mother-to explore how a girl fashions herself into a woman.

Audrey Morgen Volk, an upper-middle-class New Yorker, was a great beauty and the polished hostess at her familys garment district restaurant. Elsa Schiaparelli-Schiap-the haute couture designer whose creations shocked the world, blurred the line between fashion and art, and believed that everything, even a button, has the potential to delight.

Audreys daughter Patricia read Schiaps autobiography, Shocking Life, at a tender age, and was transformed by it. These two women-volatile, opinionated, and brilliant each in her own way-offered Patricia contrasting lessons about womanhood and personal style that allowed her to plot her own course.

Moving seamlessly between the Volks Manhattan and Florida milieux and Schiaps life in Rome and Paris (among friends such as Dalí, Duchamp, and Picasso), Shocked weaves Audreys traditional notions of domesticity with Schiaparellis often outrageous ideas into a marvel-filled, meditation on beauty, and on being a daughter, sister, and mother, while demonstrating how a single book can change a life.

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