High fashion may be pricey to purchase, but it’s free to look at. Window shopping on Rodeo Drive and 5th Avenue is fine and dandy, but these golden blocks won’t have anything on The Metropolitan Museum of Art come spring. May marks the opening of Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada: On Fashion, an exhibition organized by The Costume Institute of The Met Museum.
This is not your run-of-the-mill, “look – but don’t touch” exhibitions. Curators Harold Koda and Andrew Bolton drew inspiration from Miguel Covarrubias’ “Impossible Interviews” for Vanity Fair in the 1930s and came up with an idea. They thought it would be cool to use the designs from Schiaparelli and Prada to spark a fictitious conversation between the two iconic Italian designers.
Although Prada has become a household name, Elsa Schiaparelli is someone you may not be familiar with. Back in 2009 MISS put you up on game with Elsa Schiaparelli’s Art HERstory feature. She was (and still is) dope and has been noted as giving rival fashion house Chanel a run for their money.
The exhibition will be on view from May 10 through August 19, 2012, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. I’ll be in NYC this summer and am definitely putting this exhibit on my must-see list.
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