MILAN — Miuccia Prada and her husband, Patrizio Bertelli; Diego Della Valle, who controls the Schiaparelli brand, and Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour gathered at Milan’s Palazzo Reale on Friday for a luncheon event that anticipated this spring’s “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations,” exhibition at the Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
“I like the life of people, I read her autobiography — I always like autobiographies, and I see her more as a human being,” said Prada of the parallel between her work and Schiaparelli’s. “I guess we both broke schemes, although in different eras, but I like the idea of lives more.” Bertelli was equally understated, saying that “this is a distinction, but we must continue our work and go on.”
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"