Friday, 11 May 2012

Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations

Two Italian designers from two very different eras with similar themes but with very different approaches.

The Classical: 'explores the designers' engagement with antiquity through the gaze of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.'

Hard Chic: 'explores the influence of uniforms and menswear to promote a minimal aesthetic that is intended to both deny and enhance femininity.'

 The Surreal Body: 'illustrates how both women affect contemporary images of the female body through Surrealistic practices such as displacement, playing with scale, and blurring the boundaries between reality and illusion as well as the natural and the artificial.'

Just one more reason to want to go to New York.

Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
10 May - 19 August 2012


  1. ...but wouldn't it be fantastic to bring empty trunks and take the steamer...superb post, Lois!

  2. Partly thanks to Lois, I got a big interest in fashion. I am learning more and more. But do you know until now I always assumed Prada was a man?
    Great post Lois!



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