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This spring, Miuccia Prada will be featured in the next Costume Institute exhibition at the MET alongside Elsa Schiaparelli, but she recently told WWD that she's not too keen on it being a double feature. She explains: "It's too formal; they are focused on similarities, comparing feather with feather, ethnic with ethnic, but they are not taking into consideration that we are talking about two different eras, and that [Schiaparelli and I] are total opposite."
WWD notes that she said it "with a shrug," and seemed more "resigned rather than upset," because really, getting your own Costume Institute show, whether you're sharing it or not, is still a pretty big deal.
Update: Prada reached out to Fashionista for a comment. They explained that "Miuccia Prada is honored and proud to take part in this exhibition which is 'an impossible conversation between Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiapparelli.' The comments printed are taken out of context and therefore misconstrued. Mrs. Prada confirmed that she admires the total curatorial independence of the museum to the extent that they almost did not take into consideration her vision."
· No Comparison: Miuccia Prada Critical of Costume Institute Exhibit [WWD]
· Next Met Costume Show: Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada [Racked NY]
· MET Rumors [Racked NY]