Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada’s Impossible Conversations at Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute

Guido Palau, masks of the mannequins Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversation

Yves St Laurent interested in Schiaparelli’s work and Mrs Prada . The lip motif, that Schiaparelli created with Salvador Dali was adopted by YSL and by Prada . another stroke of brilliance, the curators commissioned Guido Palau to make masks for the mannequins. These masks add an element of surreal fantasy to the display These masks often play off the design elements within the garments: the mask accompanying the gown for the Tear Dress, by Schiaparelli and Dali, includes a Dali moustache.

“Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations” exhibit Photo by Eric Boman, Vogue, July 2012

postcard designed by guido palau and illustrated by miguel villalobos for Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations. metropolitan museum of art.

The Met's exhibit "Schiaparelli and Prada Impossible Conversations" postcard designed by Guido Palau, illustrated by Miguel Villalobos.

Elsa Schiaparelli "Shoe" Hat, winter 1937–38 Black wool felt  (originally worn by Gala Dali) Schiaparelli: "Dalí was a constant caller. We devised together … the black hat in the form of a shoe with a Shocking velvet heel standing up like a small column"

Elsa Schiaparelli "Shoe" Hat, winter Black wool felt (originally worn by Gala Dali) Schiaparelli: "Dalí was a constant caller. We devised together … the black hat in the form of a shoe with a Shocking velvet heel standing up like a small column"

Cape du soir « Phoebus » Elsa Schiaparelli automne-hiver 1938 - 1939. Taffetas crèpé brodé de paillettes, paillons, fils et laminettes d'or par François Lesage, d'après un dessin de Christian Bérard. Galliera.

Elsa Schiaparelli’s shocking-pink sunburst cape A/W ZsaZsa Bellagio – Like No Other: love pink

1937 Elsa Schiaparelli took Dali’s idea of Mae West’s lips and made them into buttons. And here they are the Queen of Whimsy meets the King of Surrealism.

The Queen of Whimsy meets the King of Surrealism

Schiaparelli lips buttons modeled after Mae West's kisser!

Schiaparelli and Prada Impossible Conversations Postcards designed by Guido Palau and Miguel Villalobos

The Met's exhibit "Schiaparelli and Prada Impossible Conversations" postcard designed by Guido Palau, illustrated by Miguel Villalobos.

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Covering Time Magazine.

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Woman's Hat Tiny Hat  Designed by Deirdre Hawken, British, born 1945  Geography: Made in London, England, Europe Date: 2001 Medium: Woven st...

Woman's Hat Tiny Hat Designed by Deirdre Hawken, British, born 1945 Geography: Made in London, England, Europe Date: 2001 Medium: Woven st.

30 Elsa Schiaparelli Creations That Inspired "Hunger Games" Costume Design

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