Jul 22, 2012

sur real

photo of Elsa by Man Ray
 shoes hat 1933

photo by Goerge Hoyningen for Vogue 1932
for L'Officiel 1937

 Dali also helped Schiaparelli design the Skeleton Dress for the Circus Collection.

 The 1937 Lobster Dress  famously worn by Wallis Simpson  photo by Cecil Beaton

Elsa Schiaparelli (1890–1973)

 was an Italian fashion designer. Along with Coco Chanel, Paul Poiret her greatest rival, she is regarded as one of the most prominent figures in fashion between the two World Wars. Schiaparelli's designs were heavily influenced by Arts, Modern art, Dada, Surrealists like her collaborators Salvador Dalí, Jean Cocteau and Alberto Giacometti.She is the real iconic for "Ugly Chic". Her clients included the heiress Daisy Fellowes, Duchess of Windsor and actress Mae West.

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