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Book Friday: Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations

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Released in conjunction with the exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations is a book that explores the similarities between the works of Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada. It was so interesting to flip through the book that presents a fictional "conversation" between two of the most renowned fashion designers from Italy. Take a look.

GeorgeHoyningen-Huené(Russian,1900–1968) Portrait of Elsa Schiaparelli, 1932 Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Hoyningen-Huené/Vogue; © Condé Nast

GeorgeHoyningen-Huené (Russian,1900–1968) Portrait of Elsa Schiaparelli, 1932 Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Hoyningen-Huené/Vogue; © Condé Nast

GuidoHarari(Italian,bornCairo,1952) Portrait of Miuccia Prada, 1999 Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guido Harari/Contrasto/Redux

GuidoHarari(Italian,bornCairo,1952) Portrait of Miuccia Prada, 1999 Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guido Harari/Contrasto/Redux

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Elsa Schiaparelli, Vogue Paris, June 1949 Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph by Rutledge Rutledge @ Vogue Paris

Miuccia Prada, spring/summer 2006 Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph © Toby McFarlan Pond

Miuccia Prada, spring/summer 2006 Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph © Toby McFarlan Pond

Elsa Schiaparelli in Elsa Schiaparelli, autumn 1931 Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph by Man Ray © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Elsa Schiaparelli in Elsa Schiaparelli, autumn 1931 Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph by Man Ray © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Miuccia Prada, autumn/winter 2004–5 Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph © Toby McFarlan Pond

Miuccia Prada, autumn/winter 2004–5 Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph © Toby McFarlan Pond

Plus, here is a peek at the exhibit, which is open through August 19th at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Comments (4)

  • Hi Kevin. Wow! Both the book & the exhibit must be amazing. I'm definitely going to get the book. Thanks for sharing.

  • Looks like a beautiful book I love Prada.
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  • I would love to see the exhibit but since I can't, thanks for your pictures. Autumn 1931 is very elegant.

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