By  on December 14, 2010

"Dear Boss! I didn't cover the lecture of La Schiaparelli in the Fisher Town Hall today although I had an invitation from I. Himelhoch. I figured she would say the same things she had said before.…I didn't go to the press talk either."

As story leads go, this, from a WWD reporter, is a pretty gutsy one. He neglected to attend the assigned presentation Elsa Schiaparelli was giving in Detroit for one reason: "I wanted to have Schiaparelli all for myself." And he did. The plucky writer hopped in Schiaparelli's cab as she was leaving the lecture en route to the train station. "I wanted her to tell me something she had not said elsewhere," the reporter added. "Which is a tough proposition, considering that all the newsboys and girls in the country are after her." Here, those exclusive Schiaparelli quotes:

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