On Sunday it was my great pleasure of heading to the Met to view the Met’s 2012 Costume Institution exhibit. Since this was the last day the Shiaparelli & Prada: Impossible Conversations’ was going to be on display the space was jam packed, but the excitement of the overall display was still pretty evident, regardless of it being on display since May 2012.
In my opinion the whole exhibit was completed with the same level of taste the both designers exude. Upon entering you walk into a literal conversation between the two artists’. Sitting opposite of each other on gorgeous golden clad table with matching grand chairs, the artists sipped champagne.
There were seven themed galleries ( “Waist Up/Waist Down,” “Ugly Chic,” “Hard Chic,” “Naïf Chic,” “The Classical Body,” “The Exotic Body,” and “The Surreal Body”) which covered what I thought were significant milestones in both artists careers. All the while being honored to listen to these amazing women speak about inspiration, motivation, and the immense need to provide women with power through wearing their amazing creations.
I was so delighted to see the great high light on many of the pieces that Dali had collaborated of with Schiaparelli. Below are some amazing snapshots of some of my favorite looks. Also pay great attention to the mannequin head treatments and masks which were designed by Guido Palau.
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