The Metropolitan Museum of Art's new exhibition focuses on a the purpose and the power of jewelry. « Jewelry: The Body Transformed » explores the unique relationship between the body and these accessories on a social or personal level through extraordinary pieces coming from all over the world.
Displaying headdresses, ear ornaments, brooches, belts, necklaces and rings created between 2600 B.C.E. and today, it shows over 230 objects presenting how various cultures envision jewelry.
Among these are some Schiaparelli Haute Couture pieces such as the 1937 metal collar/necklace that was gifted to The Met by Ms Millicent Rogers and the iconic Fall 1934 surrealistic miniature hands plastic and silk belt.
Until February 24, 2019.
Actress Thomasin McKenzie appeared in Schiaparelli Haute Couture at the 2018 Governors Awards.
The Leave No Trace star was wearing a dress in gauze and knitted nylon embroidered with Swarovski silver shadow and jet facetted beads.
Actress Amy Adams appeared in Schiaparelli at the 2018 Governors Awards.
The Golden Globe-winner was dressed in a soft pink silk georgette pleated dress embellished with a shocking pink embroidered heart and a washed silk satin sash.
Singer, actor and UNICEF’s Special Advocate for Education Roy Wang appeared in Schiaparelli at his 18th-birthday special concert.
The young Chinese star was wearing a custom-made midnight blue silk satin bomber jacket featuring the Schiaparelli symbols.
It is embroidered with mirrored glass mosaic abstract “shooting stars” in the front and a golden “sun” made of crystals, paillettes and tubes in the back. The sleeves feature an “Ursa Major” constellation silk jacquard. Zip pullers are shaped into a “pierced heart” and a “hand”.