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The Met Costume institute chooses Prada and Schiaparelli

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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The Met Costume Institute confirmed that Elsa Schiaparelli and Muiccia Prada will be the subjects of next year’s exhibit, to be co-chaired by Muiccia herself along with actress Carey Mulligan and of course, Anna Wintour. Baz Luhrmann—who is directing Mulligan in the re-make of The Great Gatsby—will serve as the creative consultant for the exhibit.


Although Schiaparelli’s business closed in 1954, the Italian designer was considered Coco Chanel’s one and only rival at the time. Her collaborations with artists like Jean Cocteau and Salvador Dali (together, Schaparelli and Dali had designed the infamous shoe-hat) were groundbreaking at the time.


As for Muiccia Prada… well, she’s Muiccia Prada. Need we say more?


The collection will showcase 80 pieces in total; Schiaparelli’s designs rom the 1920s to the 1950s (most of which are coming the designers archives at the Brooklyn Museum), and Prada’s designs from the 1980s to today.


 



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