The Surrealists endlessly manipulated and fetishized the bodyespecially the female body. The emerging mechanics of fashion promotion ensured that this new vision of the body was widely seen as the fashion magazine played an innovative role in promoting a new and often highly eroticized femininity. From the extraordinary jewelry of Salvador Dal to the collections of Elsa Schiaparelli and Meret Oppenheim, "The Surreal Body" is a stunningly illustrated look at mind-bending Surrealist fashion and adornment.
About the Author
Ghislaine Wood is a curator at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK.