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Dali and Schiaparelli

Dalí & Schiaparelli

Spatial design & Graphic design

“Dalí & Schiaparelli” – presented in collaboration by The Dalí Museum and Schiaparelli Paris – features haute couture gowns and accessories, jewelry, paintings, drawings, objects and photos, as well as new designs by Bertrand Guyon for Maison Schiaparelli. This is the first exhibition dedicated to the creative relationship and works of Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dalí – friends and collaborators that set Paris and the world ablaze with their groundbreaking visions. Elsa Schiaparelli was regarded as the most prominent figure in fashion between the two World Wars. Her designs deliberately subverted traditional notions of women’s roles and beauty, embracing and exaggerating the transgressive nature of fashion. Schiaparelli explored bold Surrealistic themes in her designs, heavily influenced by artists, especially Dalí, with whom she often collaborated.
The exhibition is organized by The Dalí, St. Petersburg FL in collaboration with Schiaparelli, Paris with loans from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum and others. It was the first exhibition exploring the social media influencers. The butterfly introduction wall and the mirrored 'Changing Room,' provided engagement and unique content for social media. This exhibition received press coverage from Vogue, Harper's BAZAAR, Elle and more.


Curators: Dr. William Jeffett, Dalí Museum Director Dr. Hank Hine, and exhibition consultant John William Barger III.
Photography: David Deranian,, Ktmqi
Concept: Urban Canvas
Graphic Design: Julia Howard

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