Fashion and Surrealism

Fashion and Surrealism
in his introduction to this stunning catalog, published in conjunction with a 1987 exhibition at the fashion institute of technology, richard martin claims that "fashion's persistent preoccupation with surrealism and surrealism's fascination with fashion serve to identify the insurrection art offers to daily life and the accommodations style can make to the commanding vision of art." examines the dialogue between the surrealist art movement and fashion, providing full-color and black and white images of works by pivotal figures like man ray, magritte, and dali, alongisde the creations of designers like jean-paul gaultier, elsa schiaparelli, yves saint laurent, and karl lagerfeld. with fascinating essays throughout.