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A Look Back at Horst P. Horst’s Surreal Fashion Photography

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Horst P. Horst has long been known for his fashion photography – the German-American photographer shot nearly 100 Vogue covers over his 60-year career – but his work’s ties to surrealism have been somewhat less celebrated. This summer, the Dalí Museum in Florida is bringing the two together in “Horst: Photographs – Fashion and Surrealism,” opening on July 2. Stocked with 180 works, the exhibition starts with Horst’s early days in Paris, where he moved in the 30’s to study with Le Corbusier. That was hardly his only brush with an icon: Once there, he started working with designers like Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli, not to mention Salvador Dalí, with whom he even designed ballet costumes. A look inside the exhibition, here.

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“Salvador Dali,” 1943. © Condé Nast, Horst Estate.

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“Muriel Maxwell,” Vogue cover, 1939. © Condé Nast, Horst Estate.

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“Corset by Detolle for Mainbocher,” 1939. © Condé Nast, Horst Estate.

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“Summer Fashions,” Vogue cover, 1941. © Condé Nast, Horst Estate.

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“Marlene Dietrich,” 1942. © Condé Nast, Horst Estate.

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“Dinner dress and suit by Schiaparelli,” 1947. © Condé Nast, Horst Estate.

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Roy Stevens, “Horst directing shoot with Lisa Fonssagrives,” 1949. © Condé Nast, Horst Estate.

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“Male Nude,” 1952. © Condé Nast, Horst Estate.

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“Dress by Hattie Carnegie,” 1939. © Condé Nast, Horst Estate.

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“Salvador Dali’s costumes for Leonid Massine’s ballet ‘Bacchanale,'” 1939. © Condé Nast, Horst Estate.

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“Round the Clock,” 1987. © Condé Nast, Horst Estate.