Monday, May 7, 2012

SCHIAPARELLI & PRADA: IMPOSSIBLE CONVERSATIONS


What everybody is talking about today is the MET Gala tonight for the opening of the new exhibition of the Costume Institut at the Met.
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 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.
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.


I am very excited about seeing more of Schiaparelli designs,especially after my encounter with the « Shoe » hat last month at the wonderful exhibition « Hats : An Anthology by Stephen Jones » at the Brad Graduate Center.Not so much about Prada,I have never been a fan…Strange, as I am a lover of kitsch and bad test,but I like my women to be chic.


In anticipation of the exhibition Bergdorff Goodman has dedicated their 5th Avenue window to it.












On View May 10–August 19, 2012 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
A bientôt,

Pierre Candra
for NicNat Chat!
            


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