Rene Magritte: The Great War (1964)
As a child Schiap was definitely difficult. She still is. But just as her mother began making disparaging remarks about her looks. She was always being told that she was as ugly as her sister was beautiful. So Schiap, believing this was really so, thought up ways of beautifying herself.
To have a face covered with flowers like a heavenly garden would indeed be a wonderful thing! … Nasturtiums, daisies, morning glories all in full bloom! With some difficulty she obtained seeds from the gardener, and these she planted in her throat, ears, mouth.
—Elsa Schiaparelli, Shocking Life