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Author Koda, Harold.
Title Schiaparelli & Prada : impossible conversations / Andrew Bolton and Harold Koda ; introduction by Judith Thurman.
Published New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art ; New Haven ; London : Distributed by Yale University Press, c2012.
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 Floor4  TT505.S3 K63 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description 215 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Note "This catalogue is published in conjunction with the exhibition "Schiaparelli and Prada : impossible conversations," on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, May 10-August 19, 2012"--P. [216].
Contents Twin peaks / Judith Thurman -- Hard chic -- Ugly chic -- Naïf chic -- The classical body -- The exotic body -- The surreal body -- Waist up/waist down.
Summary "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 Covarrubia'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 will be 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"--Publisher's website.
Subject Schiaparelli, Elsa, 1890-1973 -- Exhibitions.
Prada, Miuccia -- Exhibitions.
Fashion design -- Italy -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Related Names Bolton, Andrew, 1966-
Thurman, Judith, 1946-
Costume Institute (New York, N.Y.)
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Alternate Title Schiaparelli and Prada
ISBN 0300179553 (hbk.)
9780300179552 (hbk.)
OCLC number 774637940