Posts Tagged ‘Miuccia Prada’

5b0e19aeb5cb55e6672304fd9b1b17b9You can’t expect fashion to revolutionize things; revolution happens in society. The miniskirt came to be because of the women’s liberation.  New comes from the changes in society and fashion reflects it. Fashion is attentive to change; maybe now the real revolution is the closeness between men’s and women’s wear.

– Miuccia Prada, Italian fashion designer.


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Schiaparelli suit. Vogue, September 15, 1938. Photo: Regina Relans.

Dress designing … is to me not a profession but an art.

Elsa Schiaparelli






Miuccia Prada suit, autumn/winter 2004-05. Photo: Toby McFarlan Pond.

Fashion fosters clichés of beauty but I want to tear them apart.

– Miuccia Prada

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC just opened a new exhibit of designs by Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada. Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations runs now through August 19, 2012. If you can’t make it (sadly, I cannot) check it out online: http://www.metmuseum.org/impossibleconversations

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Schiaparelli’s Shoe Hat, 1937.

We went through minimalism with everyone dressed in the same old dreary styles. People are returning to a more personal style. Surrealism is something that transports one into another world. And that is what we need these days.

Marisa Berenson, actress, model and Elsa Schiaparelli’s granddaughter.  

Readers, you will want to know (of you don’t already) that the Metropolitan Museum of Art has a fashion  exhibit coming up – Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations – May 10th through August 19, 2012. The exhibit explores the similarities between fashion designers Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada.

Check out the website to learn more: http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2012/impossible-conversations/introduction

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