Shoe-hat

Illustration for hats. Autumn-Winter 1937/1938 collection

The hat was designed by Salvador Dalí who was inspired by a photograph of himself wearing his wife’s shoe on his head.

 
 

Gala wearing the iconic shoe-hat. Photo André Caillet 1938

 
 

The “Almodóvar girl” Rossy de Palma (described by many as a Picasso-come-to-life) and Christian Louboutin. Photo: Mario Chavarría for Harper’s Bazaar Spain, 2010

 
 

Lady Gaga in a Born This Way (2011) promotional photograph by Mariano Vivanco

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Dalí And The Fashion Designer

The Fashion Designer, Salvador Dalí, 1980

 
 

Dalí and Elena Ivanovna Diakonova (Gala), his wife and muse. Photo: Cecil Beaton, 1936

 
 

Gala thought of herself as a Fashion Designer and used to put on elaborate shows at the St. Regis Hotel in New York