Ah, The Met. You are a jewel in Central Park. I spent many hours in you and wish that I had spent many more.
I also wish that I could be there now to see your new exhibition, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, which was being installed while I was in New York. So close but so far. I leafed through the accompanying tome of handsomeness but couldn’t rationalise its purchase.
Instead I made do with a very pleasing consolation prize: the High Style book of costumes in the Brooklyn Museum/Met collection. This was published to accompany a 2010 exhibition, American High Style: Fashioning a National Collection.