Alexandra Lange
Architecture & design critic

Dress Your Family in Formica and Faux Bois

When I walked in to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s latest fashion exhibit, “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations”, I wasn’t expecting architecture. The first room features an expanse of shiny black lacquer, and Judy Davis, playing Schiaparelli, speaking with five-foot red lips. I ignored all that.