Monday, 7 May 2012

Exhibition | Schiaparelli & Prada: Impossible Conversations


Prada honours the opening of "Schiaparelli & Prada: Impossible Conversations" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on the 10th of May, through an amazing installation located at the House's Broadway boutique - Prada New York Epicenter @ 575 Broadway.


On View May 10th to August 19th, 2012

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 will be 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. The exhibition will showcase approximately ninety designs and thirty accessories by Schiaparelli (1890–1973) from the late 1920s to the early 1950s and by Prada from the late 1980s to the present. Drawn from The Costume Institute's collection and the Prada Archive, as well as other institutions and private collections, signature objects by both designers will be arranged in seven themed galleries: "Waist Up/Waist Down," "Ugly Chic," "Hard Chic," "Naïf Chic," "The Classical Body," "The Exotic Body," and "The Surreal Body." 

Schiaparelli, who worked in Paris from the 1920s until her house closed in 1954, was closely associated with the Surrealist movement and created such iconic pieces as the "Tear" dress, the "Shoe" hat, and the "Bug" necklace. Prada, who holds a degree in political science, took over her family's Milan-based business in 1978, and focuses on fashion that reflects the eclectic nature of Postmodernism.

In celebration of the Met's Spring 2012 Costume Institute exhibition, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, and for the first time in the event's history, red carpet arrivals at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's renowned Costume Institute Benefit will be live streamed on Monday, May 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. via @metmuseum

Installations at Prada New York Epicenter @ 575 Broadway

Mask & Sculpture created by Julien d' Ys

Creative direction by Grace Coddington

Photo by Steven Meisel

Artwork: 2x4

Selections by ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories 

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1 comment:

Shagun said...

Fascinating blog. I would love to see the exhibition showcasing two successful, influential women of fashion.Would be delightful!!!


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