Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations
The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, explores the striking affinities between Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, two Italian designers from different eras and highlights a head-turning spring trend: Statement Necklaces.
According to the MET, the exhibition showcases approximately one hundred designs and forty accessories by Schiaparelli (1890–1973) from the late 1920s to the early 1950s and by Prada from the late 1980s to the present. Drawn from The Costume Institute’s collection and the Prada Archive, as well as other institutions and private collections, signature objects by both designers are arranged in seven themed galleries: “Waist Up/Waist Down,” “Ugly Chic,” “Hard Chic,” “Naïf Chic,” “The Classical Body,” “The Exotic Body,” and “The Surreal Body.”
The section of the exhibition entitled “Waist Up/Waist Down” looks at Schiaparelli’s use of decorative detailing as a response to restaurant dressing in the heyday of 1930s café society, while showing Prada’s below-the-waist focus as a symbolic expression of modernity and femininity. An accessories subsection of this gallery called “Neck Up/Knees Down” showcases Schiaparelli’s hats and Prada’s footwear.
Astonishingly, the exhibit’s “Neck Up/Knees Down” section could make any aficionado put all of their sartorial eggs in one basket with their awe-worthy statement necklaces. The statement necklaces featured were dramatic and had mass appeal as a focal point adornment. The necklaces brought a new dimension to the exhibit’s clothing staples and provided a stunning finish.
In Boca Raton, Florida’s very own Raymond Lee jewelers, statement necklaces come in all shapes, sizes, and materials so you’re guaranteed to find a style that suits your tastes.
1.) Estate Art Deco 18k Diamond Collar Necklace
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2.) Scott Kay Sterling Silver Triple Row Blue Topaz Necklace with Signature Toggle Clasp
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3.) 18K White Yellow Gold Tanzanite and Diamond Necklace
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