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Schiaparelli & Prada: Impossible Conversations

Had a good time at the Schiaparelli & Prada exhibit at the MET in NY.
This enjoyable exhibit features the innovative work of these two Italian designers & shows some of their most iconic, influential pieces.

It showcases numerous designs & accessories from the 20's to the 50's by Schiaparelli, a prominent designer known for her imaginative & modern designs, graphic knit patterns & colored zippers as well as her association with the Surrealist movement & collaboration with contemporary surrealist artists such as Dali. Along with Coco Chanel she was one the most influential figures in the industry & is still known for her creative outstanding pieces, such as the Shoe Hat or the Lobster Dress. She worked in Fashion Capital Paris where she established her house, until its closing in the mid 50's.

If you have a soft spot for Prada you'll enjoy strolling in the museum & looking at pieces from collections from the late 80's to nowadays & seeing the evolution of the fashion house directed by Muccia Prada who inherited the brand in 1978 & saw its popularity skyrocketing worldwide with its trademark clean lines & basic colors, in addition to celebs & super models like Miranda Kerr fronting ads.