FROM THE ARCHIVES

Celebrate Salvador Dalí’s Birthday With Some Sartorial Surrealism


Tim Walker

Salvador Dalí died in 1989, yet his birthday on Saturday is reason enough to celebrate the artist, whose legacy is alive and well—as is his mustache, which his exhumation proved in 2017. It’s been nine decades since Dalí left behind his native Spain for Paris, where he set about painting the first of the works that we now associate above all with Surrealism—even though it was actually Dalí’s pal André Breton who first introduced the concept, several years before. No one, however, took Surrealism as seriously as Dalí, who, along with artists like René Magritte, solidified its status as one of the most important movements of the 20th century (as well as its reputation for eroticism and oddities). Dalí’s influence might have first been recognized in art, but it’s cropped up seemingly everywhere since—including even cookbooks. It’s also made its way into fashion photography, as W‘s archives readily evidence. Take a look, here.

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Alex Prager

Photograph by Alex Prager for W magazine, May 2017.

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ALAS MERT AND PIGGOTT MARCUS

Photograph by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for W magazine, January 2018.

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Tim Walker

Photograph by Tim Walker for W magazine, December 2014.

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Steven Klein

Photograph by Steven Klein for W magazine, June 2006.

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Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Guinevere van Seenus photograph by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for W magazine, August 2004.

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Tim Walker

Photograph by Tim Walker for W magazine, July 2018.

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Tim Walker

Tilda Swinton photograph by Tim Walker for W magazine, December 2014.

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Vadukul Max

Jessica Chastain photograph by Max Vadukul for W magazine, January 2013.

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Tim Walker

Photograph by Tim Walker for W magazine, December 2016.

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Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Photograph by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for W magazine, September 2007.

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Roversi Paolo

Photograph by Paolo Roversi for W magazine, October 2006.

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Steven Klein

Photograph by Steven Klein for W magazine, July 2014.

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Walker Tim

Marion Cotillard photograph by Tim Walker for W magazine, December 2012.

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Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Photograph by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for W magazine, September 2007.

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ALAS MERT AND PIGGOTT MARCUS

Photograph by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for W magazine, September 2013.

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PAOLO ROVERSI

Photograph by Paolo Roversi for W magazine, April 2017.

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ALEX PRAEGER

Photograph by Alex Prager for W magazine, September 2015.

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Steven Klein

Photograph by Steven Klein for W magazine, March 2014.

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KLEIN STEVEN

Photograph by Steven Klein for W magazine, February 2015.

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Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Photograph by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for W magazine, May 2005.

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ALAS MERT AND PIGGOTT MARCUS

Photograph by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for W magazine, August 2016.

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Steven Klein

Photograph by Steven Klein for W magazine, March 2014.

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Steven Klein

Photograph by Steven Klein for W magazine, March 2012.

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Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Photograph by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for W magazine, April 2006.