Shedding Dignity, 2012.

I was in NYC this weekend and stopped by the Schiaparelli vs Prada “Impossible Conversation” exhibit at the Met. While I could barely experience it under the weight of Baz Luhrmann’s heavy-ass hands (seriously, what is his deal? Strictly Ballroom was so good, everything since so bad), one caption in one part of the exhibit did leave a lasting impact on me. Specifically, it was a quote from Miuccia Prada about how she strives to dress women with dignity.

Later that night, watching kickball in McCarren park, boyfriend and I discussed this at length. We came away with the sad realization that men are granted dignity in self-presentation, while women have to fight for it.