Fashion Design at The Dali: Surreal Style Inspired by Dali & Schiaparelli
Step into Elsa Schiaparelli’s shoe-hat and draw inspiration from Salvador Dali to create an original wearable work of art to send down the Museum’s runway and have professionally photographed for display in a special exhibition at The Dali.
This program is being introduced in conjunction with The Dali’s special exhibition Dali & Schiaparelli, opening October 18, 2017.
The program consists of 13 Sunday sessions from September 17, 2017 through December 10, 2017, 2-5pm. (There will be no session held on Sun, Nov 26 due to the Thanksgiving holiday). Sessions will be held at The Dali and off-site at the Pinellas County Center for the Arts (PCCA) located at Gibbs High School. A full schedule of topics and dates will be provided at the first meeting; a few samples of session topics include: Rendering & Design, Measurements & Drapery and Model Making.
Finding Design Inspiration
Using the Elements of Design to Create an Effective Design
What Are Ways to Create a Color Rendering?
Rendering and Design
(More) Rendering and Design
Measurements + Drapery and Pattern Drafting 101
More Action Shots: Hard At Work
More Action Shots: Open Studio + Embellishment Techniques: Beading & Embroidery
Special thanks to our colleagues at American Stage, Dedee Aleccia, Benjamin Ismail, Frank Chavez, Jerid Fox, Jill Castle & Tiffany Ford, for welcoming our designers, who learned about theater’s production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing; got a behind-the-scenes tour of the set under construction and the costume shop; and had a fun, educational and inspiring afternoon.
Here is a sneak peek at some of the details of the designs being created, including unconventional materials and hand dying.
11.12 Open Studio
11.19 Open Studio
11.26 No Session – Happy Thanksgiving Week
12.03 Open Studio + Final Fitting
12.10 Dress Rehearsal (daytime) / Runway Show & awards (evening)
Top Image: Woman’s Evening Dress and Veil, Summer 1938. Printed silk crepe; silk crepe with cutouts and appliques. Designed by Elsa Schiaparelli. Designed in collaboration with Salvador Dalí. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Gift of Mme Elsa Schiaparelli, 1969; Photo ©Lynn Rosenthal. Detail from Three Young Surrealist Women Holding in their Arms the Skins of an Orchestra, 1936, Oil on canvas. Worldwide rights ©Salvador Dalí. Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí (Artists Rights Society), 2017 / In the USA ©Salvador Dalí Museum, Inc. St. Petersburg, FL 2017.