An original exhibition will adorn Toronto’s Fashion Week. It is the first time that an exhibition comes to Canada to pay tribute to Salvador Dali’s timeless influence on the world of fashion.
The exhibition presents a selection of Dali’s works that focus on fashion, as well as six designers’ creations inspired by the emblematic surrealist. Among them is the T-shirt by Franko Moschino that “winks” at Salvador’s signature; his stylized moustache.
Famous all over the world for his works such as his 1931 painting “The Persistence of Memory”—the landscape with the melting rocks—the Spanish artist often collaborated in the 1930s with great fashion designers, mainly Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli.
The exhibition is being organized by the Yorkville Village, a big mall in Toronto, which is also the sponsor of Fashion Week. Apart from the master’s lithographs and paintings, approximately 30 of his sculptures will be on show; among others the “Dalinian Dancer” of 1949, the “Homage to Fashion” of 1971 and the “Woman on Fire” of 1980.
The exhibition “Dali x Yorkville Village” will be hosted at the mall, from 7th-30th September 2017.