Surrealist State: The MET Costume Institute honors Elsa Schiaparelli, with an exhition called “Impossible Conversations,” (May 10th–August 19th). The exhibition explores the striking parallels between Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada.
A preview of the exhibition with classic designs of Schiaparelli at US Vogue, May 2012.
Portrait of Elsa Schiaparelli by George Hoyningen-Huene, 1932. Models Daria Strokous and Guinevere Van Seenus wearing Haute Couture pieces from Schiaparelli, styled by Grace Coddington and photographed by Steven Meisel. The third picture is a design from 1947, photographed by Horst P. Horst…