Update: Miuccia Prada recants her quotes on the upcoming Met exhibit

Photography by Peter Stigter

Yesterday, we reported that Miuccia Prada was not too pleased about her upcoming retrospective with Elsa Schiaparelli at the Met. The designer was quoted by WWD as saying the exhibit was “too formal” and that the pairing of her and Schiaparelli was odd considering they were “total opposite[s].”

Now Prada has been doing some serious damage control, with a rep for the company telling Fashionista that the designer’s comments were taken out of context:

“Miuccia Prada is honored and proud to take part in this exhibition which is an ‘impossible conversation between Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiapparelli,’” the statement says. “Mrs. Prada confirmed that she admires the total curatorial independence of the museum to the extent that they almost did not take into consideration her vision.”

While we do believe Miuccia Prada’s initial comments may have been taken beyond face value, the newest statements from the company sound a little unforgiving. Either way, we can’t wait to see what the Met has in store for us.