Sunday, January 29, 2012

INSPIRATION Elsa Schiaparelli's eyebrow cap 1949… Prada's eyebrow glasses FW2010||11

Elsa Schiaparelli's visored evening cap from 1949 in red satin with an elongated peephole for the eye, has been embellished with a precious diamond clip from Van Cleef&Arpls creating a weird eyebrow [left]…and Miuccia Prada's FW2010||11 eyebrow glasses [right].

Starting in May 2012 the Metropolitan Museum will show the exhibition 'Impossible Conversations", that will reveal other similarities of this two designers. The exhibition will be organized by curator Harold Koda and creative consultant Baz Luhrmann.
The exhibition will explore how both women employed unconventional textiles, colors, and prints to play with conventional ideas of good and bad taste, and how they exploited whimsical fastenings, fanciful trompe l'oeil details, and deliberately rudimentary embroideries for strange and provocative outcomes.
Experimental technologies and modes of presentation will bring together masterworks from the designers in an unexpected series of conversations on the relationship between fashion and culture.