This year’s Met Gala — often called fashion’s Oscar’s but better (fashions elite, models and movie stars together on one carpet), celebrated the affinities between two very different Italian designers and eras with Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations.
Inspired by Miguel Covarrubias’s satirical “Impossible Interviews” for Vanity Fair in the 1930s, curators Harold Koda and Andrew Bolton orchestrate conversations between these iconic women to suggest new readings of the designers’ most innovative work. Indeed, the iconic ensembles were presented along side of Baz Luhrmann’s 8 short film’s of Muccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli (played by Judy Davis) sitting at a long dining room table discussing the design process.The exhibition runs from May 10 to August 19, 2012.
The dress choices ran the gamut from vintage — Coco Rocha in bright yellow and pink Givenchy jumpsuit (once worn by Elizabeth Taylor) and a shock of hot pink hair (an ode to Elsa), edgy chic — Joan Smalls in Balmain, super short — Gwyneth Paltrow in Prada, to supremely elegant — Renee Zellweger in a ravishing Pucci gown with a feather fishtail (my favorite of the evening).
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Clockwise from top left: Rooney Mara in Givenchy, Gwyneth Paltrow in Prada, Linda Evangilista in Prada. Renee Zellweger in Pucci, Joan Smalls in Balmain, Jessica Pare in L’Wren Scott, Channel Iman in Tom Ford, January Jones in Versace.