Mimi Berlin watched the Prada show via livestream (prada.com) in the comfort of her own headquarters (praise technology!) and she has something to say about that fashion show. In a nutshell; first impression published on instagram.
And we’re off to the convention center. Which is also our holiday spot for this year. We are global citizens, wordly wanderers. We are proteced from the cold by High-tech gear, we don’t need socks. Our summer outfits are padded and printed. Our work-wear is made from padded nylon and other thick high-tech cloth (or is that wool?) the colors are in tonal hues of black, yellow, purple, brown and green.
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We know it get’s kind of old: us, at Mimi Berlin, drooling over Prada each season again. But, c’mon! This season Ms Prada did it again!
She created this wonderful woman with so much visual personalities (this within one theme: yes a theme, we know that’s not “fashionable” nowadays but it is what it is: Forties Nostalgia) A sailor, a souvenir-doll, a tom-boy, a nurse, a pin-up, a lady, a tattoo artist, and the actual tattoo: all in one girl!
We don’t know how many models walked the runway but there wasn’t a similar outfit to be seen, still Miuccia Prada showed one persona. That seems unreal, but it’s not, it’s actually a very adequate illustration of what women (and men) are: Humans, with jobs, memories, hopes, needs etc. Pretty genius for a fashion show; remember we are looking at clothes! (and some darn fine craftsmanship and styling).
All images via vogue.com. Check the site out for more images and the review by Sarah Mower.
left: Schiaparelli, British Vogue – October 1936, photo of Marlene Dietrich by Cecil Beaton. right: Prada F/W 2002-2003, photo by Toby McFarlan Pond.
left: Schiaparelli, Harper’s Bazaar – November 1932, photo by Adolf de Meyer. right: Prada F/W 2005-2006, photo by David Sims.
left: Schiaparelli, l’Officiel 1949, photo by Philippe Pottier. right: Prada F/W 2007-2008, photo by David Sims.
left: Schiaparelli, British Vogue – July 1935, photo of Wallis Simpson Duchess of Windsor by Cecil Beaton. right: Prada S/S 2000, photo by David Sims.
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 orchestrated conversations between these iconic women to suggest new readings of their most innovative work. Iconic ensembles are 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 showcases approximately one hundred designs and forty accessories by Schiaparelli (1890–1973) from the late 1920s to the early 1950s and by Prada from the late 1980s to the present. Drawn from The Costume Institute’s collection and the Prada Archive, as well as other institutions and private collections, signature objects by both designers are arranged in seven themed galleries: “Waist Up/Waist Down,” “Ugly Chic,” “Hard Chic,” “Naïf Chic,” “The Classical Body,” “The Exotic Body,” and “The Surreal Body.”
Schiaparelli, who worked in Paris from the 1920s until her house closed in 1954, was closely associated with the Surrealist movement and created such iconic pieces as the “Tear” dress, the “Shoe” hat, and the “Bug” necklace. Prada, who holds a degree in political science, took over her family’s Milan-based business in 1978, and focuses on fashion that reflects the eclectic nature of Postmodernism. (The exhibition is made possible by Amazon. Additional support is provided by Condé Nast (via metmuseum)