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Elsa Schiaparelli with Salvador Dali. The designs Schiaparelli produced in collaboration with Dalí are among her best known. While she did not formally name her designs, the four main garments from this partnership are popularly known as the Lobster dress (1937), the Tears dress (1938), the Skeleton dress (1938), and the Shoe Hat (1937).
Salvador Dali. (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989), known as Salvador Dalí (Catalan pronunciation: [səɫβəˈðo ðəˈɫi]), was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in Figueres, in the Catalonia region of Spain. Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters.His best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in August 1931. .
Elsa Schiaparelli | Tear Fabric dress, 1938, designed by Elsa Schiaparelli / Salvador Dali, V&A