Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations

Bolton, Andrew, and Harold Koda, with an introduction by Judith Thurman (2012)

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AIGA's list of the 50 best books of 2012; New York Book Show, First Prize, Special Trade in Fine Art - Under $75.00 Category (2013); Included in the L.A. Times Fashion Roundup (2013)

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Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations

The Met's Spring 2012 Costume Institute exhibition, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, explores the striking affinities between Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, two Italian designers from different eras. Inspired by Miguel Covarrubias's "Impossible Interviews" for Vanity Fair in the 1930s, the exhibition features orchestrated conversations between these iconic women to suggest new readings of their most innovative work. Iconic ensembles are presented with videos of simulated conversations between Schiaparelli and Prada directed by Baz Luhrmann, focusing on how both women explore similar themes in their work through very different approaches.