Last week the WYRT Meetup Group visited the MET to see the spring 2012 exhibition titled Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations organized by The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibition, on view from May 10 through August 19, 2012 (preceded on May 7 by The Costume Institute Gala Benefit), explores the striking affinities between these two Italian designers from different eras. Inspired by Miguel Covarrubias’s satirical “Impossible Interviews” for Vanity Fair in the 1930s, curators Harold Koda and Andrew Bolton orchestrate conversations between these iconic women to suggest new readings of the designers’ most innovative work.
To sum up our visit to the exhibition… We LOVED It. Such an innovative exhibition.