>> Miuccia Prada doesn't agree with the way the Costume Institute is comparing her with Elsa Schiaparelli in its upcoming exhibit. "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," Prada said backstage at her menswear show this past weekend in Milan. "I told them, but they don't care." The exhibit, entitled Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada: On Fashion, opens May 10 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
The signature style of luxury English woodworks brand Linley, owned by royal David (Viscount) Linley, include Neoclassicism, intricately inlaid woods, and the combination of unusual materials with an element of wit. Made of Swiss pear and cherry woods with gray sycamore, rosewood, and ebony inlays, Linley's replica of New York's iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art is no exception. Inspired by one of the greatest treasure troves in the world, the mini museum isn't only a display piece: it fittingly also offers storage for something special inside. Can you guess what this replica really is?
After last year's "Model as Muse" parade of teeny tiny minis, long dresses are ruling the red carpet for the 2010 "American Woman"-themed Costume Institute ball. Anna Wintour in Chanel Haute Couture, Diane Kruger in Calvin Klein, Bee Shaffer in Balenciaga, Kate Bosworth in Valentino Haute Couture, Oprah Winfrey in custom Oscar de la Renta, and Emma Watson in Burberry—all opted for floor-length gowns. The few notable exceptions were Blake Lively in a barely there Marchesa, Hilary Rhoda in red and black Prabal Gurung, Gisele Bundchen in fringed Alexander Wang, and Carey Mulligan in purple Miu Miu. Click below for images straight from the red carpet at the Met.