Cover of the catalog for the groundbreaking exhibition opening at the Met a month from today, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations. If you missed Judith Thurman's article "Radical Chic: Clothes on the Cutting Edge" in the New Yorker a few weeks back, I highly recommend it checking it out.
Schiaparelli was thirty-seven and Prada was thirty-nine when they delivered their first collections. But experience of the real world, which was a man’s world for both of them, made them intolerant of female passivity and desperation. They don’t really care what makes a woman desirable to men. Their work asks you to consider what makes a woman desirable to herself.Visit newyorker.com for the whole article.
Info on the book at Yale Press.