Shaping Style

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Patricia Volk discusses the two women— iconoclastic designer Elsa Schiaparelli and her own mother—who offered her contrasting lessons about womanhood and personal style that allowed her to plot her own course. Her new book is Shocked: My Mother, Schiaparelli, and Me.


Patricia Volk

Comments [5]

Allstonian from Boston, MA

Episode header reads "How the 99 Percent Live, Shaped by Sciapparelli, Julia Sweeney, and Baseball." Could you maybe fix the spelling of "Sciapparelli"?

Apr. 03 2013 11:26 AM
Jef Klein from Princeton

The Penguin Food store was a great idea--isn't there a chain of frozen food stores in Paris now?

Apr. 02 2013 05:08 PM

Interesting and delightful segment tnx MP you're a champ

Apr. 02 2013 01:34 PM
Tony from Canarsie

Is Ms. Volk related to Sussman Volk, who according to some sources created the pastrami sandwich?

Apr. 02 2013 12:55 PM
Dorothy from Manhattan

Aw, c'mon guys -- Couldn't somebody have told Mike how to pronounce Schiaparelli? Hmmmm. Without Leonard, maybe not.

Does anybody know who she was (before the relevant segment)?

Apr. 02 2013 12:05 PM

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.