In the wake of Alexander McQueen's record-smashing "Savage Beauty" exhibit, speculation is swirling that Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli will be honored next at the Met's Costume Institute, WWD reports.
The Met declined to comment on plans for the next exhibition, and didn't elaborate on when the announcement might come. Though and possible details have yet to be revealed, their respective work and stories would make for a fascinating display, and it would be interesting to see how curators Harold Koda and Andrew Bolton might weave it all together.
Schiaparelli, in her heyday, was a close rival to Coco Chanel, and is credited with inventing the modern notion of a runway show (not to mention culottes and the wedge heel, according to her Wikipedia page); while Prada has taken her family business to the forefront of today's industry across ready-to-wear, footwear and leather goods.
With the McQueen exhibit doubling new memberships to the museum, the Met is likely eager to capitalize on the popularity wave in launching an impressive follow-up.