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Shading. Hats in the Surreal Key

Start Date 18 November 2017
End Date 10 December 2017
Venue Museo Del Traje
Location Madrid, Spain
Designer Susana Loureda
hats mounted in a corridor
hats in glass cases

On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the celebration of the Day of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, patron saint of hatters, this exhibition comes inspired by one of the most representative avant-garde movements of the 20th century: surrealism. 

Some thirty hats and headdresses coexist in the same space, inviting us to free the subconscious and showing us the seduction and power that hats have. 

A walk through the exhibition will confront the visitor with a large eye of peacock feathers, ants that walk through a veil, birds that fly, blue clouds with rain or a gigantic mussel shell, among many other elegant and bold proposals made with a wide variety of techniques and materials. Thus, it is intended to recreate a dream world where irony, reverie and sarcasm meet with imagination, fantasy and ingenuity. 

In short, a good opportunity to claim the close relationship between clothing and art. 

Images courtesy of  Museo Del Traje, Madrid