Met Costume Institute to Honor Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli

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Leading ladies: Miuccia Prada in 1998 and Elsa Schiaparelli in 1934

It will be hard to top the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition that recently closed at the Met’s Costume Institute, but rumor has it the museum is turning to some seriously iconic women for next year’s show.

Women’s Wear Daily reports that 2012’s exhibit will examine the work of Miuccia Prada and the late Elsa Schiaparelli, although the Metropolitan Museum of Art has yet to comment on the show.

Though from different eras (Shiaparelli, whose fashion house closed in 1954, was a contemporary of Coco Chanel, while Miuccia didn’t join Prada until 1970), both women have been extremely influential in their own very original ways—and both established close ties to the art world.

Schiaparelli’s Surrealism-influenced designs included collaborations with the likes of Salvador Dali, while Miuccia Prada runs the Fondazione Prada, a non-profit dedicated to contemporary art.

Stay tuned as more unfolds.

In related news, check out the record-breaking stats from Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.

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