More lobster, please

Lobster has been a major source of inspiration for artists and fashion designers during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Its fame started with Salvador Dali, who compared young women to the orange decapod as they “get rosey cheeks when men would like to eat them” and imagined the Lobster Telephone, revealing the secret desires of the uncounscious. His collaboration with Eva Schiaparelli was eventually published – after breaking the rules of of good behaviour – in the British Vogue. Sexual, futuristic and quasi robotic, lobster has became a huge source of inspiration and is now considers as fun and quirky as it rides the trend of animals in fashion.

 

Dali, téléphone aphrodisiaque, 1936

Salvador Dali, Lobster Telephone (also known as Aphrodisiac Telephone), 1936

Schiarelli_lobster dress_1937Schiaparelli (collaboration with Salvador Dali), 1937

The New Yorker, 22 March 1958

The New Yorker, 22 March 1958

Jeff Koons, Lobster, Château de Versailles, 2008

Jeff Koons, Lobster, Château de Versailles exhibition

Lady Gaga wears a silver lobster headpiece and a chicken claw on her wrist for her latest outfit!Lady Gaga wearing the Philip Tracey lobster hat, 2010

Alexander McQueen, Armadillo Shoe_2010s

Alexander McQueen, Armadillo heels, 2010

Anna Wintour attends the Costume Institu

Anna Wintour wearing a Prada dress at the 2012 Met Gala

Wildfox, SS 2014  collection

Wildfox, Spring/Summer 2014 campaign

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