The quirky Harper’s Bazaar Surreal Appeal exhibit was inspired by the Dali exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, also known as the MoMA.
This fantastic and incongruous display represents the work of several influential fashion designers, jewelers and even the work of Salvador Dali is shown in this exhibition. For example, the chair that graces the third image in the gallery was designed by the surrealist master himself.
The various designers whose work are displayed here include Comme des Garçons who designed the jacket and skirt of the model with a watch on her face. Cartier and Baccarat designed the watch and the vase respectively.
The next model in the gallery with the fantastically bizarre black headwear was dressed by Prada.
The following image shows a model in a red Giles gown and veil who seems to be in a dreamlike trance.
Next comes one of my favorite surrealist images, boasting a pinkish dress, a bouquet of flowers in lieu of a head, and she carries a gigantic glove bag by Perrin.
The following lime-colored, dreamlike display is wearing a dress by Rodarte, shoes by Christian Louboutin, and a quirky hat designed by Philip Treacy Haute.
Finally, the gold ring with the lizard and the brown ants is the work of Dior Joaillerie and part of the clever caption on this piece of jewelry says “the persistence of accessories”. That is a witty and smart reference to one of Dali’s most famous paintings which is called The Persistence of Memory .
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By: lourdes sanchez bayas - Published: Nov 1, 2008 • References: harpersbazaar