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A Trip to Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET)

12 Jun

New York, it definitely puts a spell on you.

If I had to choose a favorite city in continental USA, it would definitely be NYC. The energy, the street lights, the commotion, the culture and the food, it just takes your breath away. I go to New York every couple of months since it was so close to Baltimore, where I went to university for three years, and i could never get enough of it. The shopping was the best and you always discover something new.

I was with my family this last trip to New York and as usual, all they wanted to do was go shopping but I really really wanted to go see the Prada and Schiaparelli Exhibition (Impossible Conversations) and finally convinced my mom to go with me. As usual, the Met doesn’t disappoint. Photography was strictly forbidden inside the exhibition so I only managed to take a couple of shots. The ballgowns were breathtaking and I highly encourage everyone in NYC to go visit before the exhibition is over on August 19th, so just a little over two months.

The exhibition explores the striking affinities between Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, two Italian designers from different eras. Inspired by Miguel Covarrubias’s “Impossible Interviews” for Vanity Fair in the 1930s, the exhibition features orchestrated conversations between these iconic women to suggest new readings of their most innovative work. Iconic ensembles are presented with videos of simulated conversations between Schiaparelli and Prada directed by Baz Luhrmann, focusing on how both women explore similar themes in their work through very different approaches.

Another thing I like to do whenever I go to a museum is to go to the Southeast Asian section see if they have any artifacts or sculptures from Myanmar, my home country. I’m always surprised by all the beautiful buddhist sculptures that they have managed to uncover and transport thousands of miles away to be showcased in all these prominent museums.

Enjoy. xxx