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Evening dress | The Skeleton Dress from The Circus Collection | Designed by Elsa Schaparelli (1890-1973) and Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) | Made in Paris, 1938 | Materials: silk crêpe, trapunto quilting, cotton wadding | To many contemporaries the sinister black skeleton evening dress with its padded representations of human bones was an outrage - an offence against good taste | The skeleton dress is so constricted that it became a second skin | VA Museum, London

The Skeleton Dress

Elsa Schiaparelli Skeleton Dress from 1928 The Circus Collection - I think I might try a similar technique for my Wendigo cosplay

The Tears Dress; The Circus Collection  Object: Evening ensemble (dress and veil)  Place of origin: Paris, France (made)  Date: February 1938 (made)  Artist/Maker: Schiaparelli, Elsa, born 1890 - died 1973 (designer)  Dali, born 1904 - died 1989 (textile, designer)  Materials and Techniques: Viscose-rayon and silk blend fabric printed with trompe loeil print

The Tears Dress

Elsa Schiaparelli with Salvador Dali, Tears Dress from The Circus Collection dali fashion vintage

Elsa Schiaparelli "Shoe" Hat, winter 1937–38 Black wool felt  (originally worn by Gala Dali) Schiaparelli: "Dalí was a constant caller. We devised together … the black hat in the form of a shoe with a Shocking velvet heel standing up like a small column"

Elsa Schiaparelli "Shoe" Hat, winter Black wool felt (originally worn by Gala Dali) Schiaparelli: "Dalí was a constant caller. We devised together … the black hat in the form of a shoe with a Shocking velvet heel standing up like a small column"

Insect necklace, Jean Schlumberger for Elsa Schiaparelli, 1939 | made of PMMA ( acrylic glass or Plexiglas)

Jean Schlumberger for Elsa Schiaparelli, insect, necklace, "danse d'insectes"

The Shrimpton Couture Blog: Elsa Schiaparelli

Elsa Schiaparelli 1937 Lobster Dress featured a large lobster painted by Dali onto the skirt

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