This top was made expressly for Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations
at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which celebrates the achievements of Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973) and Miuccia Prada (Italian, born 1949). The Costume Institute’s spring 2012 exhibition explores the striking affinities between these two visionary Italian designers from different eras.
Available in small, medium, large, and x-large. Cotton. Slim fit. Short sleeves. Imported. Machine washable.
- Available in small, medium, large, and x-large
- Slim Fit
- Short sleeves
- Machine washable
Art HistoryElsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973), who was closely associated with the Surrealist art movement, created such iconic pieces as the shoe hat, the tears dress, and the insect necklace. Miuccia Prada (Italian, born 1949), 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. These women are famed for their imaginative designs that combine fashion with art, whether via unconventional materials, witty prints, or trompe l’oeil.