Tuesday, July 10, 2012
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