Marie Claire Italy: Atelier Surrealist

Posted on June 29, 2012

As we close out this long, hot week, let’s look at something cool and pretty. Enjoy your weekend, Stoneys.

Marie Claire Italy July 2012 Issue
Editorial: “Atelier Surrealist”
Photographer: Xevi Muntané
Stylist: Belén Casadevall
Model: Katie Fogarty



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  • A. W.

    Call me crazy, but when I think of surrealist garments, I think of our goddess Schiaparelli, praise her light, not this… stuff. A spatula strapped to a hat does not a surrealist chapeau make.

    • jilly_d

      I love this comment so much I want to take it out behind the middle school and get it pregnant.

      • Katie M. Nelson

         I keep seeing that poor model’s thighs and I just want to feed her a giant steak and some

      • Jill_3

         Hey, I like your name.

    • UglyCasanova

      I love you for this.

    • MilaXX

       Agreed, I’ll take her whimsy over this. This almost reminds me of student work. I could easily see April making this collection.

    • charlotte

       So right you are! This looks a bit like little girls playing dress up with their avant-gardist aunt’s wardrobe in an abandoned building.

    • ballerinawithagun

      Great comment.

  • MilaXX

    Eh, I’ll take the men in turbans as my pretty for the day.

    • Kiltdntiltd

      I’m with you, Mila!

      • UglyCasanova

        And I with you with him!

    • Aniela Marie Perry

       .. and kilts!

  • Kelli

    I can’t focus on the clothes because I keep seeing that poor model’s thighs and I just want to feed her a giant steak and some potatoes.

  • Aniela Marie Perry

    Are those belt inspired hats or belts worn as hats?

    • gabbilevy

      Both? Either? 

    • Meri

      I was wondering exactly the same thing… 😐

  • AudreysMom

    rarely have lacey black gloves been put to such interesting use.


  • boweryboy

    I’m not seeing the surrealist reference.

  • Saucysusan

    I think the stylist &/or editor needs to look at what defines surrealism because this is not it.  

  • Lina_bee

    So…a teenager standing against a decaying wall is supposed to represent a surrealist workshop? Whatever. The hair is fun. The gloves are completely distracting. The hats are a trip. The shot with the peach and black is nicely composed…but there’s no story here.

  • Introspective

    Man are the stoneys bitter tonite!! But seriously despite all the self-conscious “artsyness” of these shots theres nothing to see here. So i get all the vitriol. Actually I share it.

  • quiltrx

    I love black with candy colors, but I think only that girl from PR who kept using ‘surreal’ in the wrong context would call this surreal.

  • guest2visits

    I appreciate the efforts of the model to rock this line. Which still doesn’t keep the editorial from looking completely silly.
    More granny panties, ridiculous sandals.  The model does make giant belts as hats look pretty good though.

  • Liverpoolgirl

    For a second there I thought she had two arms coming out of the blue sleeve.

    • norseofcourse

      Which actually would be kinda surreal.

  • foodycatAlicia

    How odd to style such heavy, wintery garments for the top and sandals at the bottom. But odd is not the same as surrealist.

  • plinkiedoodle

    It looks like they’re taken with Instagram…

    • holdmewhileimnaked

      that’s the idea.

  • snarkykitten

    Not sure how this is surreal…bored models, posing in front of a nondescript wall? really?

  • Utterly Creative

    Pastels overload. What is surrealist about this? Except the hats. But I’ve seen stranger things in Ascot. 

  • Beardslee

    It is a pet peeve of mine when people throw are around powerful words with specific meanings without doing their homework about what they mean.  Surrealist?  Huh?  
    Having said that, some of the clothes are nice and the braids remind me of Pippi Longstocking.

  • Linderella

    Still doesn’t make it surrealism, but…

  • Aisa Ginger Jake Psenicnik

    I like the belt-hats, but all the lace stuff looks like it came straight from american apparel. 

  • jeeves22

    These make me want an ice cream for some reason.

    Pretty clothes, nice shoot.

  • Kacee Hiatt Garner

    Love the colors but the penultimate hat reminds me of a charcoal chimney for campfire cooking. 

  • mjude


  • marilyn

    Is this what happens to the extra costumes from Cirque de Soeleil?  Is this what happens to the extra backgrounds for the set?  There are no clothes here to wear.  Only costumes.  yuck.

  • ballerinawithagun

    Hate those stretchy, cheap looking black lace gloves. Student project surrealism.

  • Msfabulousnyc

    I agree with AW on Schiaparelli coming to mind when it comes to Surrealist fashion, or perhaps Dali’s jeweled lips brooch.  The sorbet colors of the collection are still very pretty though.