Elsa Schiaparelli Lobster Dress
Elsa Schiaparelli Lobster Dress by George Collins
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The Elsa Schiaparelli Lobster Dress is a famous and iconic design created by the Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli in 1937. Schiaparelli was known for her avant-garde and surrealistic approach to fashion, and the Lobster Dress exemplifies her innovative and whimsical style.
The Lobster Dress is a floor-length, white silk evening gown adorned with a vibrant lobster motif. The lobster design was created in collaboration with the surrealist artist Salvador Dalí, who was a close friend of Schiaparelli and frequently collaborated with her on various projects.
The lobster itself is prominently featured on the front of the dress, with its bright red color and intricate detailing. The crustacean’s body extends across the midsection of the gown, while its claws reach up toward the neckline. The dress is a striking combination of elegance and boldness, with the contrast between the delicate silk fabric and the eye-catching lobster design.
Elsa Schiaparelli Lobster Dress + Salvador Dali 1937
Schiaparelli’s Lobster Dress caused quite a sensation when it was first introduced. It challenged conventional ideas of fashion by incorporating unexpected elements and blurring the lines between art and clothing. The dress is often regarded as a prime example of Schiaparelli’s ability to fuse haute couture with surrealism.
The Lobster Dress remains an enduring symbol of Elsa Schiaparelli’s artistic vision and her contribution to the world of fashion. It continues to inspire and influence contemporary designers, and its impact can be seen in various fashion exhibitions and retrospectives dedicated to Schiaparelli’s work.
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