I woke up this morning to Eliz’s blog about Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has brought these two style icons together in a most extraordinary presentation of their work. Eliz has included in her blog YouTube clips of Baz Luhrmann’s video clips of what it would be like if both women had a conversation. I was so fascinated I watched all of them!
As you all know, Elsa Schiaparelli was at her prime in the 1930’s. But there are so many parallels with these two strong, creative, opinionated, visionary women. To make the “conversation” possible, Judy Davis plays Ms. Schiaparelli. She and Ms. Prada sit at a table and talk about their lives, their craft, the era they live in.
As you go through the photographs of the display, you will see some similarities in style and focus. They both present such distinctive designs. And most of them are timeless, really. (I can only wish I could afford these. But, nahh!)
I hope you will enjoy the links and the presentations. I had a wonderful ride. Many thanks to Eliz for brightening my morning!
- Schiaparelli & Prada: Impossible Conversations – Exhibit Opens At The Met… (eof737.wordpress.com)
- “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations” premieres at the Met (ladylux.com)
- A First Look At The Met’s Prada/Schiaparelli Show [Fashion] (jezebel.com)
- Prada: Her Conversation With Elsa (style.com)
- Inside the Costume Institute’s Schiaparelli and Prada Exhibit (fashionologie.com)
- Met Honors Two Iconoclasts (thedailybeast.com)