Video and story by Corey Dylan, AliveTampaBay Correspondent
“Dali & Schiaparelli: In Daring Fashion” is daring indeed! The famed Surrealist and fashion designer became friends and collaborators in the 1930s and I recently stopped by the exhibit for Part 1 of my video interview with The Dali Museum’s Curator of Education Peter Tush.
Artists and fashionistas from around the world have taken notice of this wonderful exhibit and, as Vogue Magazine noted, Elsa Schiaparelli was the first to design a jumpsuit for women and Salvador Dali made the first artist video. They were innovators and experimenters. Today, many artists, musicians and fashion designers collaborate. But in 1935 it was a novel idea. The stunning work that Dali and Schiaparelli created together serves as an inspiration even today. This installation includes Schiaparelli’s 1937 Lobster Dress, made famous by the Duchess of Windsor and hand painted by Salvador Dali, is a must-see in person!
Watch for Part 2 of my video interview and story on Wednesday (Dec. 20) with Peter Tush on AliveTampaBay.
Corey Dylan/Photo by David R. Wheeler, Editor
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