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May 7th 2012. NYC, New York
The exhibition, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, on view May 10–August 19, will explore the striking affinities between Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, Italian designers from different eras. Inspired by Miguel Covarrubias’s “Impossible Interviews” for Vanity Fair in the 1930s, curators Harold Koda and Andrew Bolton will create conversations between these iconic women to suggest new readings of their most innovative work. Approximately 90 signature objects and 30 accessories by Schiaparelli from the late 1920s to the early 1950s, and Prada from the late 1980s to the present, will be compared and contrasted to explore the extraordinary impact of their aesthetics and sensibilities on contemporary notions of fashionability. In the galleries, iconic ensembles by Schiaparelli and Prada will be presented with videos of simulated conversations between the two designers focusing on how both women explore similar themes in their work through very different approaches. Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon.com, serves as Honorary Chair of the benefit. Co-Chairs are actress Carey Mulligan, designer Miuccia Prada, and Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue. The benefit is a fundraising event and the main source of annual funding for exhibitions, operations, and capital improvements for The Costume Institute. The exhibition and the benefit for The Costume Institute are made possible by Amazon. Additional support is provided by Condé Nast. The streaming of the event is collaboration between The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Amazon, and Vogue. The project is generously funded by Amazon, produced by Vogue, and powered by Livestream. Follow the Met on Facebook.com/MetMuseum and Twitter.com/MetMuseum to join in the conversation about the exhibition and gala benefit. Use #ImpossibleConversatons and #MetGala hashtags on Twitter. Follow Vogue on Facebook.com/VogueMagazine and Twitter.com/VogueMagazine.
Camilla Belle attended the 2012 Met Ball, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 7, 2012 hot in Ralph Lauren gown.
Actress Emma Stone wears LANVIN — bright cherry red satin dress with hand embroidered crystal flowers and crystal hair pins, both custom made LANVIN creations by Alber Elbaz, with black gloss leather pumps from the Hiver 2011 Runway Collection — to attend the “Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations” Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with Lanvin’s artistic director Alber Elbaz.
Lana Del Rey wearing Altuzarra dress
VISITOR INFORMATION: Fridays and Saturdays 9:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Sundays, Tuesdays-Thursdays-9: 30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Met Holiday Mondays* in the Main Building: May 28, 2012-9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. All other Mondays closed. Adults $25.00, seniors (65 and over) $17.00, students $12.00. Members and children under 12 accompanied by adult free. Express admission may be purchased in advance at www.metmuseum.org/visit For More Information (212) 535-7710; www.metmuseum.org
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