Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations

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 fictive 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.


The exhibition is made possible by Amazon.
Additional support is provided by Condé Nast.

About the Exhibition

The works on view will be arranged in seven themed galleries.


View selected highlights from the exhibition.

Audio and Video

Audio and video features related to the exhibition will be published as they become available.