The Costume Institute’s “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations” exhibition in the Met closed on Sunday to disappointing amounts. Based on The Brand New You are able to Occasions, total attendance in the exhibit found 339,838. Last year’s “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” exhibit attracted nearly double time: 661,509.
What exactly did “Savage Beauty” have to give you that “Impossible Conversations” couldn’t? To begin with, it had been seriously culturally relevant at that time, opening only a year after McQueen’s untimely dying, when fascination with the designer’s tragic genius what food was in a record high. Then there is that incident by which an obscure McQueen wedding dress was worn by some anonymous bride somewhere within the United kingdom only a couple of days prior to the exhibit opened up. Plus, we aren’t going to pretend the subject of “Impossible Conversations”–a concept in line with the similar design appearance of and imaginary convos between two designers who never really conversed whatsoever, pieced together by means of Baz Luhrmann videos–was simple to grasp to begin with.
To place the dismal performance from the exhibit into further perspective, 2008′s “Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy” show had 576,000 site visitors, 2001′s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis show had 559,902, and 2005′s Chanel exhibit attracted 463,600.
Are you currently surprised at the possible lack of public curiosity about “Impossible Conversations”?