An Impossible Conversation: Schiaparelli, Prada, Met Gala

It was a night of sequins, gold lamé, back-less and often gravity-defying gowns, and lots and lots of Prada. Of course, the night was dedicated to the aforementioned Miuccia and Elsa Schiaparelli — Impossible Conversations — the Met is currently housing a look into these designers from two distinct eras and their flaring similarities. The 2012 Met Gala, hosted by American Vogue (I just read an interesting and thought-provoking opinion piece on the highly lauded fashion rag here) and experienced by the fashion elite was opened up to us at home through a red carpet live feed. Thus allowing the masses to oggle and be mind-boggled at some of the fashion choices in a more timely manner.

I’m not here to criticize, what the heck do I know, I’ll leave that to the professionals. I would, however, like to point out a red-carpet trend, if I can even call it that: “peek-a-boo, I see you”. You know what I’m talking about; full-length sheer skirts that left little to the imagination. I gotta say…I kinda like it. A new form of sexy – covered up, but not quite. Givenchy and Dior made for some fine examples. All photos derived from New York Magazine.

And B takes the cake.


Do tell, which Met Gala garb was your favourite?


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