“It’s too formal; they are focused on similarities, comparing feather with feather, ethnic with ethnic, but they are not taking into consideration that we are talking about two different eras, and that [Schiaparelli and I] are total opposite,” shared Miuccia Prada with WWD. The designer, of Prada and Miu Miu, revealed earlier this week a bit of tension between her work and how it will be displayed in the new exhibit titled “Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada on Fashion,” set to debut on May 10 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Expectations are high, following 2011’s groundbreaking retrospective honouring the late Alexander McQueen. Perhaps we’ll see the top designer begrudgingly walk down the red carpet come spring.
Update: A statement from Prada on behalf of Miuccia Prada
Miuccia Prada is honoured and proud to take part in this exhibition which is “an impossible conversation between Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiapparelli”. The comments printed are taken out of context and therefore misconstrued. Mrs. Prada confirmed that she admires the total curatorial independence of the museum to the extent that they almost did not take into consideration her vision.