Salvador Dali looking at Coco Chanel while hanging out and smoking cigarettes

"Need a light, Coco?" The famed surrealist painter seems to be asking the equally iconic fashion designer with the look in his eyes.

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Two years ago, a rather controversial biographical book about the life of the legendary fashion designer Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel came out, detailing juicy, gossipy details about her life, like romantic involvement with a Nazi spy, inclination towards bisexuality, drug abuse, and affair with the iconic surrealist painter Salvador Dali while he was married.

Now, Dali began designing jewelry in 1940 and continued to do so until the 1950s, and some say his very first designs were dedicated to and were also possibly inspired by the famed fashion designer and perfumer, with whom he was very close. Could these reported early dabbles on jewelry design be the culmination of the Chanel – Dali affair?

What do you think?

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