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Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations

Images

Images

On View May 10–August 19, 2012

Portrait of Elsa Schiaparelli        Portrait of Elsa Schiaparelli

George Hoyningen-Huené (Russian, 1900–1968)
Portrait of Elsa Schiaparelli, 1932
Courtesy of Hoyningen-Huené/Vogue
© Condé Nast

 

Guido Harari (Italian, born Cairo, 1952)
Portrait of Miuccia Prada, 1999
Courtesy of Guido Harari/Contrasto/Redux

Waist Up/Waist Down


Wallis Simpson in Elsa Schiaparelli        Miuccia Prada dress

Wallis Simpson in Elsa Schiaparelli, Vogue,
June 1, 1937
Photograph by Cecil Beaton,
Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sotheby's

 

Miuccia Prada, spring/summer 2011
Photograph © David Sims

Diana Vreeland in Elsa Schiaparelli        Miuccia Prada dress

Diana Vreeland in Elsa Schiaparelli, Harper's Bazaar, April 1937
Photograph by Louise Dahl-Wolfe
Louise Dahl-Wolfe Archive / © 2012 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents

 

Miuccia Prada, spring/summer 2005
Photograph © Toby McFarlan Pond

Elsa Schiaparelli ensemble        Miuccia Prada dress

Elsa Schiaparelli, Vogue, September 15, 1938
Photograph by Horst
Horst / Vogue; © Condé Nast

 

Miuccia Prada, spring/summer 1999
Photograph © Toby McFarlan Pond

Ugly Chic


Elsa Schiaparelli dress        Miuccia Prada dress

Elsa Schiaparelli, Vogue Paris, February 1927
Photograph by George Hoyningen-Huené
© R.J. Horst

 

Miuccia Prada, autumn/winter 1996–97
Photograph © Toby McFarlan Pond

Hard Chic


Elsa Schiaparelli for Vogue       

Elsa Schiaparelli, Vogue, September 15, 1938
Photograph by Regina Relang

 

Miuccia Prada, autumn/winter 2004–5
Photograph © Toby McFarlan Pond

Naïf Chic


Elsa Schiaparelli ensemble        Miuccia Prada ensemble

Elsa Schiaparelli, Vogue Paris, June 1949
Photograph by Rutledge
Rutledge @ Vogue Paris

 

Miuccia Prada, spring/summer 2006
Photograph © Toby McFarlan Pond

The Classical Body


Elsa Schiaparelli dress        Miuccia Prada dress

Elsa Schiaparelli in Elsa Schiaparelli, autumn
1931
Photograph by Man Ray
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

 

Miuccia Prada, autumn/winter 2004–5
Photograph © Toby McFarlan Pond

The Exotic Body


Elsa Schiaparelli dress        Miuccia Prada dress

Elsa Schiaparelli, Vogue, June 1, 1935
Photograph by Horst
Horst / Vogue; © Condé Nast

 

Miuccia Prada, spring/summer 2004
Photograph © Toby McFarlan Pond

The Surreal Body


Elsa Schiaparelli dress        Miuccia Prada dress

Elsa Schiaparelli, Harper's Bazaar, February 1935
Photograph by André Durst
Harper’s Bazaar/Hearst Communications, Inc.

 

Miuccia Prada, autumn/winter 2002–3
Photograph © David Sims

Elsa Schiaparelli dress        Miuccia Prada dress

Wallis Simpson in Elsa Schiaparelli, British Vogue, July 10, 1935
Photograph by Cecil Beaton
Cecil Beaton / Vogue © The Condé Nast Publications Ltd

 

Miuccia Prada, spring/summer 2000
Photograph © David Sims

Elsa Schiaparelli ensemble        Miuccia Prada ensemble

Elsa Schiaparelli, L'Officiel, October 1937
Photograph by George Saad
Copyright Les Editions Jalou, L'Officiel

 

Miuccia Prada, spring/summer 2000
Photograph © Toby McFarlan Pond

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