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Monday, July 30, 2007

trompe l'oeil (tromp lowel)

derived from the word french word 'tromper' which means to deceive and 'l'oeil' means the eye. trompe l'oeil is quite a challenging form of art wherein an optical illusion is created on a 2D surface. as always art inspires fashion and vice versa. elsa schiaparelli,(a brave, eccentric designer and arch rival of coco chanel) largely taken up by surrealism first experimented with trompe l'oeil in fashion.

her bow sweater created a stir because it was such an unusual concept. she continued to experiment with trompe l'oeil and surrealism as seen above in the form of the shoe hat and many more.
looks like a hot favourite for those who want that second glance.

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