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69 Surrealist Editorials

From Salvador Dali Fashion to Masked Dystopic Dames

— September 27, 2012 — Unique
This compilation of surrealist editorials showcases novel-inspired imagery that adheres to the avant-garde movement.

Fashion often pays tribute to the art, and it is clear that with these spreads, editors are drawing inspiration from the prominent artistic movement of the early 20th century. Surrealism and fashion have always been closely related as avant-garde aestheticism can be interpreted by various mediums. One retro example of this is seen in the Luis Buñuel classic film Belle De Jour that boasts costumes by Yves Saint Laurent.

However, the most obvious form of surreal inspiration comes form iconic pieces by masters such as Salvador Dali and André Breton. Their work has inspired editors and designers to incorporate a facet of unexpected juxtaposition and dream-like motifs in new modernized ways. The aesthetic continues to evolve and holds a long lasting appeal as is seen in these surrealist editorials.
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Avant-Garde Silhouettes
Avant-Garde Silhouettes
The Naked and Famous Release a Visual Cacophony for Their Song 'The Sun'
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Datamoshing Designer Ads
Datamoshing Designer Ads
The Alexander McQueen A/W 2012 Campaign Film is Ultra Modern
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Clockwork Fashion Shows
Clockwork Fashion Shows
The Henrik Vibskov Fall/Winter 2012 Collection is Cinematic
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Orante Surrealist Series
Orante Surrealist Series
'The Surrealist Ideal' by Erik Madigan Heck Boasts Katrantzou's Fashions
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Futuristic Fashion Films
Futuristic Fashion Films
The Prada Real Fantasies Fall Winter 2012 Video is Avant-Grade
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Inverse Colored Photoshoots
Inverse Colored Photoshoots
The 'Color Haze' Editorial by V Spain is Otherworldly
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Surreal Sinister Captures
Surreal Sinister Captures
The Ajani Photography Series is Eery
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Kaleidoscopic Menswear Campaigns
Kaleidoscopic Menswear Campaigns
The Alexandre Plokhov FW 11/12 Video Gets Trippy
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Opulent Overcast Editorials
Opulent Overcast Editorials
The Madame of the Cloud by Que Duong Boasts a Haute Haze
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Dali-Influenced Collections
Dali-Influenced Collections
The Lulu Liu Fall/Winter 2012 Series is Utterly Surreal
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Psychedelic Sargent Pepper Editorials
Psychedelic Sargent Pepper Editorials
'Mod Love' by Elle Canada Salutes the Lonely Hearts Club
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Inked Accessory Editorials
Inked Accessory Editorials
The Fatal Husk Magazine Shoot is Artful and Avant-Garde
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Contradictory Media Captures
Contradictory Media Captures
The Fashion Collages by Carl E. Smith are Enticingly Eccentric
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Mundane Regime Makeovers
Mundane Regime Makeovers
The Vogue Italia Beauty Feature Stylizes Rigorous Regimens
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Glistening Logo Campaigns
Glistening Logo Campaigns
The Diane Von Frustenberg FW 2012 Ads are Sleek
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Mesmerizing Mirrored Makeup
Mesmerizing Mirrored Makeup
The 'Mathilde' Editorial by FAULT Magazine is Dazzlingly Kaleidoscopic
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Peculiar Pointy Hat Captures
Peculiar Pointy Hat Captures
This Laurence Winram Series is Surreal and Curious
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Surreal Cosmetic Collages
Surreal Cosmetic Collages
This Ben Hassett for Vogue Russia Beauty Editorial is Abstract
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Holographic Editorials
Holographic Editorials
The Neon VMAN Adriana Lima & the Boys from Brazil Summer 2011 Photo Shoot
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Colorfully Masked Collections
Colorfully Masked Collections
The Petrou Man Fall/Winter 2011 Lookbook is Trippy and Tribal
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Arctic Dreamscape Pictorials
Arctic Dreamscape Pictorials
This ZISKA Harpa Einarsdottir Series is Surreal and Wintry
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Tinsel-Adorned Menswear
Tinsel-Adorned Menswear
The Te Rawhitiroa Bosch by David K Shields Portrait Series is Cultural
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Surrealist Summer Spreads
Surrealist Summer Spreads
The Diane Von Furstenberg SS12 Campaign Channels Salvador Dali
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Sunset Tribal Photography
Sunset Tribal Photography
Koby Inc. Shoots Imaginative Work That is Diverse and Versatile
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Exaggerated Garden Accents
Exaggerated Garden Accents
Flowers & Butterflies Abound in 'Fairy Tale' by Oskar Cecere
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Sugar-Plum Princess Captures
Sugar-Plum Princess Captures
The W Magazine 'Sweet Escape' Editorial Stars Karlie Kloss
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Bauhaus Homage Runways
Bauhaus Homage Runways
The Thom Browne Spring 2013 Collection Channeled German Modernism
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Mythical Androgyny Editorials
Mythical Androgyny Editorials
The Future is Noise DEW Photo Shoot Captures Eccentric Ensembles
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Surrealist Perfume Editorials
Surrealist Perfume Editorials
Paul Graves Elle France Series Depicts Scents in Trippy Settings
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Suggestive Pageantry Pictorials
Suggestive Pageantry Pictorials
The Contendor Editorial for VMan is Scantily Clad
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Ghostly Glam Fashion
Ghostly Glam Fashion
Chiara Laudani Creates Surreal Styles With an Imaginative Clarity
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Avant-Garde Androgyny Shoots
Avant-Garde Androgyny Shoots
The Trimapee 2012 Comatose Campaign is Moody
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Stylish Shrub Runways
Stylish Shrub Runways
The Ne-net Fall 2012 RTW Collection is Rich in Texture
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Monochromatic Facial Studs
Monochromatic Facial Studs
The U+Mag Blonde Ambition Editorial Showcases Sharp Fashion
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Messed-Up Mouth Paintings
Messed-Up Mouth Paintings
Lou Ros Goes Beyond the Typical Portrait
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Glam Garden Pictorials
Glam Garden Pictorials
The 'Guys and Roses' Reflex Magazine Editorial is Egdy and Avant-Garde
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Hectic Beauty Editorials
Hectic Beauty Editorials
Mackenzie Drazan Stars in a Zany Shoot for Vogue Italia March 2012
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Surrealist Magazine Covers
Surrealist Magazine Covers
Beth Ditto Says 'Kiss This!' on Dazed & Confused
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Surreal Sapphic Photoshoots
Surreal Sapphic Photoshoots
The Lisa Maree 2013 Lookbook is Dramatically Set on Stage
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Crimson Double Images
Crimson Double Images
The Luke Worrall for The Ones to Watch Editorial is Kaleidoscopic
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Chic Dizzying Crimson Photography
Chic Dizzying Crimson Photography
The Surreal World by Horst Diekgerdes for Elle US is Elegant
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Conceptual Accessory Captures
Conceptual Accessory Captures
The FREIMODEKULTUR Launch Issue Features Fashion Student Work
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Androgynous Floral Pictorials
Androgynous Floral Pictorials
The 'Can’t Showcase Russian Alphabet' Editorial by GQ Russia i
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Surreal Symmetry Editorials
Surreal Symmetry Editorials
The Chimaera Faint Magazine Photo Shoot is Avant-Garde
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Surreal Porcelain-Like Photoshoots
Surreal Porcelain-Like Photoshoots
The British Vogue 'Paper Plates' Editorial Stars Lara Mullen
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Animal Head Fashion Collages
Animal Head Fashion Collages
The Larissa Haily Aguado Mixed Media Pieces are Comical
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Haute Playground Photoshoots
Haute Playground Photoshoots
The Vogue Italia July 2012 'Collections' Editorial Is Playful
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Masked Dystopic Dames
Masked Dystopic Dames
The Vogue Italia ‘Face the Future’ Film Challenges Notions of Be
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Human Cat Hair
Human Cat Hair
Surreal Photography By Cleo Sullivan Captivates With Quirkiness
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Cotton Candy Landscapes
Cotton Candy Landscapes
Will Cotton's Scrumptious Pop Surrealism Looks Like Pink Heaven
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Seance-Inspired Photoshoots
Seance-Inspired Photoshoots
Vogue Italia ‘So Magical, So Mysterious’ Stars Eniko Mihal
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Retro Hair-Raising Lookbooks
Retro Hair-Raising Lookbooks
Fashion Label Monki Presents its Spring 2011 Lookbook
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Foggy Futuristic Photography
Foggy Futuristic Photography
The Vogue Italia 'A Dreamy Winter' Spread is All About White
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Two-Faced Fashiontography
Two-Faced Fashiontography
The Vogue Paris March 2011 Spread is Surreal and Eccentric
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Mexican Maven Fashion
Mexican Maven Fashion
The BellJar Spring 2012 Lookbook is Inspired by Frida Kahlo
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Occult Monochromatic Imagery
Occult Monochromatic Imagery
The Nine Circles of Heaven Series Explores Human Behavior
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Surrealist Editorials
Surrealist Editorials
Genlux Magazine Images Inspired by the Art of Rene Magritte
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Simple Cyborg Fashion
Simple Cyborg Fashion
The Mugler Resort 2013 Lookbook is Future-Friendly
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Haute Galactic Gear
Haute Galactic Gear
The Vogue Spain October 2012 Issue is Out of This World
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Double-Vision Photography
Double-Vision Photography
The Yulia Gorbachenko Traction Series is Dark and Trippy
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Wound-Up Figurine Fashion
Wound-Up Figurine Fashion
Mechanical Dolls by Tim Walker Plays Dress-Up with Human Models
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Salvador Dali Fashion
Salvador Dali Fashion
'Surreal Appeal' by Harper's Bazaar
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Surreal Fashion Drawings
Surreal Fashion Drawings
Ricardo Fumanal's Illustrations are Dreamlike Versions of Reality
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Perdition Woodland Photography
Perdition Woodland Photography
The W Magazine Spellbound Editorial is Dashingly Daun
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Androgynous Surrealtography
Androgynous Surrealtography
The David Lachapelle Alan Cummings Shoot is Wacky & Fun
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Surreal Futuristic Armor
Surreal Futuristic Armor
The Interview Magazine ‘Back to the Future’ Editorial
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Absurd Abstract Photography
Absurd Abstract Photography
Dream Sequence by Madame Peripetie is Perplexing
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