The Lobster Dress: when art & fashion collide

The Lobster Dress designed by the surrealism icon: Elsa Schiaparelli on 1973 in collaboration with Salvador Dalí, who handpainted a red lobster onto the white silk dress with a crimson waistband, was most famously worn by Wallis, Duchess of Windsor.

Dalí had started incorporated Lobsters into his projects apparently, for him, it had a sensual connotation thus the placement of the painting near the pelvis.

This dress has served as an inspiration since then, and many other designers have honored it:  Alexander McQueen (2009), Betsy Johnson (2010) and Prada (2017).

Even the Schiaparelli house keeps honoring it.

 

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