Day Two of Toronto Fashion Week Reimagined ended on a surreal note as showgoers toasted the evening at the Dalí X Yorkville Village Exhibition Opening Party. Featuring one-of-a-kind works by and about iconic Spanish artist Salvador Dalí, the Dalí X Yorkville Village exhibit is a celebration of the surrealist master’s lasting influence on the world of fashion.
Toronto’s fashionable elite came dressed with Spanish flair (think fiery flamenco dresses, red roses and plenty of Dalí-esque moustaches) and fit right in to the chic gallery setting where walls dripped with roses, Spanish guitarists performed and chocolate fountains called out for Instagramming. Guests mixed and mingled amidst Dalí paintings and sculptures, as well as six designer dresses inspired by the artist, including Franco Moschino’s iconic T-shirt dress that pays whimsical tribute Dalí’s infamous moustache.
The evening turned theatrical when a singer from Opera Atelier appeared (wearing a Dalí-inspired ball gown and a sky-high surrealist musical headpiece) and performed a dramatic solo complete with operatic trills, the highest of high notes and a shower of red and gold confetti.
If you missed the Spanish-themed bash you can still catch the main attraction—the Dalí X Yorkville Village exhibition will be on display at Yorkville Village in the main atrium and throughout the shopping centre from September 7 to 30. The exhibit is free to all visitors and will be open during regular hours, so you can indulge in a side of Dalí with your latest fashion splurge.
Photography by George Pimentel