First, I found it stunning that I had to look carefully at the signage, at times, to determine the provenance of the piece. There was an uncanny parallel between the two designers, even though Shiaparelli claimed to design primarily for fashion "above the waist" and Prada "below the waist". The era of Shiaparelli determined that women were seen sittin in bistros and at dinner parties, therefore mostly seen from waist-up. Interesting. Prada is more interested in the power of women's sexuality, being grounded to the earth.
I loved some of their quotes:
Right on, Sisters!
One garment from 2011 and the other from the 30s...amazing symmetry.