LONDON - Salvador Dalí’s 1930s collaboration with fashion designer Elsa Schaparelli – including a lobster dress memorably worn by the Duchess of Windsor – firmly established the connection between the Surrealists and the world of fashion. While Dalí never realised another idea for a dress made of mayonnaise, the Surrealists mined fashion for ideas and the movement has gone on to inspire designers from Lagerfeld to Westwood.


A SUIT BEARING A DESIGN FROM RENE MAGRITTE'S THE LISTENING ROOM.

More formal fashion was a central element for another leading Surrealist, Rene Magritte, whose figures wearing suits and bowler hats are instantly recognisable. Savile Row tailor Huntsman has taken this connection literally to created a surreal homage to Magritte within their latest bespoke suits. Beneath the elegant tailoring, three of Magritte’s most famous paintings are recreated on the silk lining of the jacket. Reproduced in vivid colour, Magritte’s Man in a Bowler Hat from 1964; The Listening Room (1952), and The Tomb of Wrestlers (1960) can be glimpsed, and are revealed in their full glory should the jacket be removed. The effect is striking – to paraphrase Magritte: “This is not a suit.”


A SUIT BEARING A DESIGN FROM RENE MAGRITTE'S THE TOMB OF WRESTLERS.

For more information visit: www.h-huntsman.com


Surrealist Art Evening Sale

03 February 2016 | London