Did you hear about Salvador Dali and Elsa Schiaparelli – lobster print dress?

Let’s move on to another example of the Art and Fashion’s love affair that was embodied in two prominent figures, the Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali and the fashion designer from Italy, Elsa Schiaparelli.

Salvador Dali and Elsa Schiaparelli

This alliance produced many examples of how art and fashion can collaborate but the most famous one was probably a silk evening dress from Schiaparelli, that was worn by Wallis Simpson. The woman who had deprived England of its King (although that’s a different story).

lobster print dress

The dress was created following Dali’s design. An idea was to decorate this elegant evening gown with a huge print of… a lobster!

Dali lobster print dress

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