Surrealist vibes

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Surrealist vibes

From Schiaparelli to Jacquemus, the fashion world’s love affair with surrealism is set to last…

The models stroll out barefoot, some even topless, their faces intricately painted by Berlin-based artist Sebastian Bieniek. We are at the Jacquemus show, and if the clothes themselves are a talking point, the main focus is on the surrealist figures painted on the side of the models’ faces, making them resemble a strange two-faced sylf-like being. Fashion has taken a liking to the strange beautiful world of surrealist art, where dreams and reality become blurred and all logic is lost to liberate creation. Be it artists and photographers (Maurizio Cattelan, Inez & Vinoodh) or designers (Kenzo, Delfina Delettrez, Yazbukey), the surrealist movement, which reached its peak in the 1920s, continues to inspire the great creators of our time. It seems the love affair that sparked between Elsa Schiaparelli, the famous 1930’s designer, and Salvador Dali, who created a lobster-print material for one of her collections, is set to last… More pictures on our special Surrealist Pinterest board!

Text by Fleur Burlet.