Monday, August 6, 2012

Museum Chic - Schiaparelli and Prada



We went to the Met (which, for non-New Yorkers means the Metropolitan Museum of Art) on Saturday to check out a few of the new exhibits.  Primarily though, I wanted to see Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations before it closes August 19.  It did not disappoint.  If you're a fashion fan, check out the exhibit while you can.

The Met's Spring 2012 Costume Institute exhibition, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, explores the striking affinities between Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, two Italian designers from different eras. Inspired by Miguel Covarrubias's "Impossible Interviews" for Vanity Fair in the 1930s, the exhibition features orchestrated conversations between these iconic women to suggest new readings of their most innovative work. Iconic ensembles are presented with videos of simulated conversations between Schiaparelli and Prada directed by Baz Luhrmann, focusing on how both women explore similar themes in their work through very different approaches.

(For more information check out Met - Schiaparelli and Prada)

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