“In difficult times, fashion is always outrageous.” - Elsa Schiaparelli
Maybe it’s the Met Costume Institute’s new exhibit, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, or perhaps Italian fashion and business heavyweight, Diego Della Valle’s shocking announcement (pun intended) of a Schiaparelli revival, or even the pendulum finally swinging the other way after these past few conservative, recessionary years that’s inspired the recent spate in surrealist-inspired accessories. But whatever the reason, surrealist motifs are back for fall, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to see a liberal dose of imagination informing fashion’s new year. Hello, Dali!
Pictured: (Center from left to right) Diane Von Furstenberg and Lanvin Fall 2012 runway. (Accessories clockwise from Top Right) Lanvin chain and grosgrain lip necklace, Sonia Rykiel opaque resin brooches, Lulu Guinness pink Perspex clutch, Aldo red patent leather clutch, Delfina Delletrez eye/nose/mouth pave earrings, Delfina Delletrez Iced Touch finger earrings, Nicholas Kirkwood boots, Delfina Delltrez earrings, Solange Azagury-Partridge pink lips ring, Diane Von Furstenberg face and clock bags, Dannijo eye necklace.