Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Schiaparelli Kisses

Schiaparelli often worked in collaboration with famous artists of her day and this 1937 coat is jointly credited to her and Jean Cocteau (who also worked with Chanel).

This is one of the photos I took during the preview of Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, now on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and one of my favorite Schiaparelli pieces. It is paired with a Prada ensemble from Spring/Summer 2000 of a light brown cashmere and silk cardigan and a skirt of white silk crêpe printed with lips.

The gallery text says the Schiaparelli coat was originally blue but has faded to lavender. I adore not only color the coat has become, but the quirky romance of the roses and the lovers.

Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations runs through August 19, 2012.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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New York NY 10028


Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Its gorgeous!! Thanks for being our eyes inside the museum.

Anonymous said...

I like the faded color too. Now you've got me curious about Cocteau and Chanel. Was it stage costumes they collaborated on?

jill815 said...

Hi Terri, I'm just getting into the Chanel biographies but yes, I think you are right, they collaborated on stage costumes. It must have irritated Chanel that Cocteau also worked with Schiaparelli, I know those ladies were not friends! XO, Jill

Poppy Buxom said...

Argh! How to get to New York before the exhibit closes ....


Amazing. I have this pic, not so good in my pinterest.
I will pin yours with link back to your blog.
Under Schiaparelli.