Year :conceived in 1971, first cast in 1984
Height: 51 cm
Material: bronze
Technique: lost wax process
Edition Size: 350+35 EA
Patina: blue
Maquette: original gouache, ʺHomage to Fashionʺ, 1971

References Descharnes: Dalí: The Hard and the Soft, Sculptures & Objects. Eccart, 2004. pg. 246 ref. 634

As a boy, Dalí loved dressing up, “disguise was one of my strongest passions as a child”. Dalí’s relationship with the world of haute couture began in the 1930’s and lasted throughout his lifetime.

In this sculpture, Dalí pays tribute to figures who influenced his art: Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli and model Amanda Lear. This remarkable sensual Venus poses in the stance of a supermodel, her head a bouquet of roses. Before her kneels a courtier, a dandy paying homage to his muse. Both figures lean on a staff for support, the staff or crutch a reoccurring Dalinian symbol.