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I loooove the Metropolitan Museum of Art. You can always satisfy your itch for ancient jewelry from the Incans, classic Italian sculpture, or Egyptian tombs. Even better, in the summers, the rooftop opens up and they serve surprisingly good sangria. I went to the Met for a work event, where we were given alcohol at every turn. Let’s just say I had a different appreciation for art. And sobriety. So I always make it to the Costume Institute’s exhibits, because they’re usually stunning. The Alexander McQueen exhibit was not something I could put into words. It was amazing. And I’m looking forward to seeing the Prada and Schiaparelli exhibit.
The exhibit is called Impossible Conversations. It features two Italian fashion icons from different eras: Schiaparelli and Prada. While Prada is obviously a current brand, Schiaparelli died in 1973, after decades of designing and collaborating with artists like Dali. The concept is to explore the similarities and differences between the works of Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada. The exhibition has video to invoke “conversation” between the two women’s’ work, as well as specially selected pieces of their work.
The exhibit is on view May 10–August 19, 2012. Not going to make it to New York to see it? Check out the images below. (Images from met museum.org)
“Waist Up/Waist Down”
“The Classical Body”
“The Exotic Body”
“The Surreal Body”