Next month, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City will celebrate two of the boldest women in fashion— Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada—with their newest fashion exhibition, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations. Sadly, not everyone will be able to attend the limited-time exhibition, but you can still get a taste of the exhibit by picking up the accompanying book.
Both the book and the exhibition explore the similarities between the design strategies and philosophies of each woman. The exhibition and book have been framed as a “conversation” between the two women, showing the parallels, their personal choices, and how they approached fashion as a whole. Given that these are two of the most important women fashion designers to exist, this is a must-see exhibit and a must-read book.
Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations ($45) is available now for pre-order at Amazon.com ahead of its May 29 publication date. As for the exhibition, it begins on May 10 and runs through August 19.