Panelists Leandra Medine, Francesca Granata, Scott Schuman, Lynn Yaeger and moderator, Julie Gilhart

It’s not common for college students to receive any sort of special treatment here in New York City. Normally, we have to wait in the back of the line and rough it out just like anyone else. Last week, however, The Metropolitan Museum of Art opened its doors to all young academics for a private viewing of the annual Costume Institute exhibition, entitled Impossible Conversations this year. Although the event was no Met Gala, it certainly rivaled the glamorous affair with a party in The Great Hall preceded by a panel of fashion experts. The discussion was moderated by eco-clothing advocate and ex-Barneys fashion director, Julie Gilhart and included purveyors of chic, Scott Schuman from The Sartorialist, Leandra Medine of The Man Repeller and famed fashion writer, Lynn Yaeger. The topic of conversation? Who other than the stars of the show themselves, Italian fashion designers Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli.
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