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


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