Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations

"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 womenexplore similar themes in their work through very different approaches."

 "When you take off your clothes, your personality also undresses and you become quite a different person — more true to yourself and to your real character, more conscious, sometimes more cruel." Elsa Schiaparelli

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