Salvador Dali In Vogue
The fashion and lifestyle magazine Vogue released its first issue in 1892. Since then, there have been numerous personalities who have graced the covers of the magazine. Not many people are aware that Salvador Dali made contributions on 4 of their issues. He also designed covers for Town and Country and American Weekly. In the mid 1940s he decided to launch his own newspaper, Dali News (a pun on the title of the New York Daily News), which was entirely devoted to the topic of Dali the man, his exhibitions, his paintings and his films.
Anyone familiar with Dalis works can immediately see his style on the cover illustrations. The first cover from December 1938 shows two women, one with a bouquet of flowers as her head and the other woman seems to have branches for hair. The second cover, released in April 1944, again shows some flowers and branches. The third cover was a Christmas edition released in December 1946 and the last one again was a Christmas edition released in December 1971. For the last magazine cover that he made for Vogue, Salvador Dali also acted as an editor for the issue.
Dali was known for his surreal paintings but besides being a painter, he was also a draftsman. He also dabbled in making sculptures, shooting photos and contributing in the different areas of the fashion industry.
In fashion, Dali worked closely with the fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli, creating a dress with a lobster print. He also created a shoe-shaped hat and a belt, perfume bottles and numerous textile designs.