TAKE EVERYTHING AND ADD MORE. THE SALVADOR DALI PARIS VOGUE OF DECEMBER 1971 IS ONE OF THE
OF MAXIMALISM. A
MEGAZINE, AN AMAZINE, A VERY HIGHLY DESIRABLE 'ZINE THAT IS OF COURSE PAINFULLY RARE.
Chairman Monroe / Marilyn Mao. Dali had the idea, Philippe Halsman performed the pre-Photoshop operation. It dates back to 1952 but Dali didn't use it until he was invited to guest edit this issue of Vogue. It clashes horribly with the neo-classical type and typical exercise in perspective but, of course, works wonderfully!
Dali's muse Amanda Lear is the superstar of the issue. Tied by chains of pearls to a silver cross while desperately trying to remember what those separated sleeves she is wearing are actually called.
The defining image. A choice of a hundred plus extraordinary visions in one magazine. Lear with the shallow plate of eggs is not an easy forget.
One regular fashion shoot is squeezed into the issue. A classic Vogue travel story - Senegal. Across all other editorial pages Dali and his collaborators, David Bailey, Philippe Halsman, Robert Descharnes run amok. See more of the issue on this
Dali drops double pages like grocery bags on a tiled floor. Broken eggs run into spilt milk around bruised apples and oozing caramel.
Favourite page. Lear a mermaid - washed up with the vestiges of two knights. It prompts more questions than it answers: one of which must surely be 'HOW DO I BUY THIS MOST LEGENDARY OF VOGUES?!' Fortunately it is no more surreal a process than clicking the button below. ASAP!