Another day of exploring the big apple, this time it was to The Metropolitan Museum of Art where the Schiaparelli and Prada exhibit was being showcased. A little blurb from the calendar I bought
"Although separated by time, Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada - both Italian, both feminists - share striking affinities in terms of their design strategies. Schiaparelli, from the 1920's through 50's, and Prada, from the late 1980's to today, have exploited the narrative possibilities of prints, sought out unconventional textiles, played with ideas of good and bad taste, and manipulated scale for surrealistic outcomes. Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations compares and contrasts the designers to explore the extraordinary impact of their aesthetics and sensibilities on contemporary notions of fashionability."
And now to take you into this amazing exhibit, first pictures weren't allowed to be taken therefore my words shall take you into this exhibit.. are you ready? Here we go (ok i definitely found pictures on google after typing this so I'm adding the pics =D)
As you walk into the exhibit the first thing you see is a large screen playing a conversation between Schiaparelli and Prada, they are both seated on opposite sides of a large dining table with what seems to be a glass of wine in their hand (now Schiaparelli is obviously not alive so an actress is playing her in the video)
As you continue to walk in you notice dresses and another screen with another conversation,
then come the shoes and hats, ah how I wished I could just snap a few to post for you guys but let me tell you, each Schiaparelli hat was paired with a Prada shoe, it was interesting to see the mix.
There then was a Schiaparelli wedding veil and it was gorgeous made out of sparkling blue glass.
Next come more Prada and Schiaparelli pieces
and the end of the exhibit was different pieces from each designer with a mounted screen with a picture of a model wearing the piece and if you stared at the picture for a while you will notice that her eyes blink or her dress moved, it was a cool thing to see.
The pieces were different pieces from each designer such as Schiaparelli's famous lobster dress which Dali painted
|I like to think this pic is Audrey Hepburn-ish =D|
Hope you enjoyed another day of my NYC explorations and you didn't even have to ask yes there will be more posts ;)
With Love, Reem