Surrealist Fashion- Always a fun one to watch

Surrealism, a cultural movement born in Paris between the two World Wars, is known for the subversive visual artworks and writings of its disciples. These sought to break down the boundaries of rationality and irrationality, while exploring the resources and revolutionary energies of dreams, hallucinations and sexual desire.

One of my favorite designers of all time, Gabrielle (COCO) Chanel herself  was friends with many artists of her time, like Tamara de Lempicka, Picasso, Cocteau, Stravinsky and Dali, among others. She designed costumes for Cocteau’s plays (he, in turn, designed many of her textiles) and Diaghilev and Stravinsky ballets. Some of her recurring themes were typically surrealistic: shell motifs used on hats and turbans and sea-horse brooches used on jewellery.

Undeniably one of the most surrealist fashion designers of our time- John Galliano- He takes the oversizing elements of Alice and Wonderland, all things lost-boys and pirates from Peter Pan, a touch of Sweeny Todd, Nightmare before Christmas and a springle of Sleeping Beauty…. yah what a trip.    TRUST ME….. THIS IS SURE TO MAKE ITS WAY OFF THE RUNWAY- TO YOUR WARDROBE

 

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