Hello, Dali!: Surrealist Street Looks

The trademark mustache aside, Salvador Dali's influence in fashion makes perfect sense. As any decent Doctor of Art History will tell you, our clothes and various accoutrements represent certain fantasies. When worn, they bring us closer to realizing those visions. And oh what visions Dali had on his mind. We've found street fashion nods to Dali everywhere we turn these days: in London, a purse with an oversized Mae West-worthy pout; in Arhus, a skirt evoking a surreal, subconscious scene within its pleated folds; and in Reykjavik, a T-shirt bearing an image of the painter with his larger-than-life-personality. It's a style that says, "Look at me, but look at my dreams, too." Some words of advice from the artist himself: "In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society, it is a good thing, if you possess great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the society that you love. After that, be a snob."
Above, from left:
Reykjavik Looks Reykjavik, Iceland
A portrait of Dali
GadeModeArhus, Arhus, Denmark
"Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee around a Pomegranate, One Second before Awakening," c.1944
Above, from left:
Style Slicker London, England
"Mae West Lips Sofa," c.1937
"Ruby Lips Brooch," c.1947 )

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