Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Heels over head: The shoe hat returns

Shoes have reached new heights again, approximately 5'11", atop the heads of models in the Paris 2009-10 Haute Couture show of Eric Tibusch.

Ah, nostalgia.

In 1937-38, Elsa Schiaparelli, in collaboration with Salvador DalĂ­, created a shoe hat that has surprised and bemused ever since.


A shoe hat also makes a most appropriate appearance on a surreal character in Terry Gilliam's movie Brazil (1985):


I tip my hat, er, shoe to Eric Tibusch's nod to the proud surrealist tradition...

...or might that be an oxymoron?

6 comments:

Some Like it Vintage said...

Love the shoe hat! Elsa did it best, I think :-)

denisebrain said...

Agreed!

freudian slips vintage said...

Hi, We've just 'tagged' you on our blog, please don't feel obliged to take part, but if you'd like to it's fun! Holly x

VintageDarlene said...

Hi there Margaret! I can go pretty far out there, but as cool as I think it is, I could never wear a hat like that. Could you? Wondering, Darlene

denisebrain said...

I've worn similar (a small hunting horn wrapped up in my hair) for a New Vaudeville show, but it would probably need to be special, not down the street.

PS Hello Darlene! <3

denisebrain said...

Darling Holly, I'm honored! I wish I could cooperate, but I don't believe it would be wise or possible at this time.

Congratulations on your recent nuptials!