Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conservations. May 10th - August 19th at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028.
The Met’s Costume Institute exhibition explores the striking affinities between Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, two Italian designers from different eras. The exhibition features orchestrated conversations (directed by Baz Luhrmann) between these iconic women, focusing on how both designers explore similar themes in their work through very different approaches. The works are arranged into seven themes: ‘Waist Up/Waist Down’, ‘Ugly Chic’, ‘Hard Chic’, ‘Naïf Chic’, ‘The Classical Body’, ‘The Exotic Body’, and ‘The Surreal Body’.