Women at Met Gala 2012

Stylish Women Celebrate Two of Fashion's Female Icons at the Met Gala

Stylish Women Celebrate Two of Fashion's Female Icons at the Met Gala

The fashion world and the celebrities who love it are coming out tonight in NYC for the Met Gala. This year's exhibit, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, is a celebration of two Italian designers, Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada. The women come from two different eras, but the Costume Institute's showcase explores similar themes between their work and conversations they might have had if they'd been contemporaries. Their iconic looks are presented along with videos of the imagined conversations between the two women. Elsa Schiaparelli, who lived from 1890 to 1973, worked in Paris from the 1920s until 1954. Surrealism and artists like Salvador Dali influenced her work and her iconic looks include the Tears Dress and the Shoe Hat. Miuccia Prada heads Prada today and is a guest of honor at tonight's event.

Mutual themes examined at the Met's exhibit include Naif Chic, or Schiaparelli and Prada's "adoption of a girlish sensibility to subvert expectations of age-appropriate dressing." Another theme? Ugly Chic, which will demonstrate how both designers "subvert ideals of beauty and glamour by playing with good and bad taste through color, prints, and textiles," according to the Costume Institute.

Since tonight's Met Gala is all about two important women who have influenced modern femininity, let's look how girls had fun together at tonight's party, including Amy Poehler photo-bombing Ivanka Trump.

Source: Getty
Latest