Miuccia Prada revealed four of her sketches from Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Luhrmann and Prada wanted to create a world that seemed slightly familiar yet foreign as well.
Defining designers of the 20th and 21st centuries and their most remarkable works.
Taking inspiration from icons of the past to images in nature, artists created looks on the runway that made a serious statement.
Prada’s Spring 2013 womenswear campaign shot by Steven Meisel features some Prada darlings like Amber Valetta and some newfound muses like Saskia de Brauw.
Pat McGrath created an image of “a passionate woman [this season] and you can’t get more passionate than red.” Skin was immaculate and lightly highlighted through the center of the face, while eyes were simple using a neutral brown to contour and a white frosty shadow to line the lids.
That strange sensation in the pit of your stomach before a Prada show is very natural. It’s called anticipation. Every spring and fall, for at least 8 minutes, the fashion world comes to a halt and pays attention to what Prada and crew have to deliver for the season.
Miuccia Prada believes that influential designers have started to snub Italy in favor of Paris.
The Met’s Spring 2012 Costume Institute exhibition, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, explores the striking affinities between Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, two Italian designers from different eras. Inspired by Miguel Covarrubias’s “Impossible Interviews” for Vanity Fair in the 1930s, the exhibition features orchestrated conversations between these iconic women to suggest new readings of their most innovative work.
A series of mixed illustration by Daryl Feril of some of the worlds most famous designer brands done with graphite and watercolor and some digital work. “The design aim to illustrate and create a very feminine mood yet still converse the sophistication and identity of each brand” says Daryl.
There was a very strong eye; Pat McGrath created something “very manga” layering an orange greasepaint over blocked-out arches and sweeping a black greasepaint through the crease and up toward the brow bone. Upper and lower lash lines were then rimmed with alternating strokes of black and purple pencil.
It was a veritable layers-fest. No dress came down without a pair of tailored black flares with encrusted hems underneath.
Miuccia Prada held court and staged a coup in Milan with her latest for menswear.
It was an eventful year for the fashion world. What didn’t happen? There was the John Galliano scandal and all the succession speculation that ensued, Creative Directors were thrown around from house to house like rag dolls, Marc Jacobs’ Spring collection was stolen in London en route from Paris, the Alexander McQueen exhibit broke records at the Met, Sarah Burton designed Catherine Middleton’s wedding dress, Lady Gaga – the list goes on and on.
Miuccia Prada has been stricken with a discernable strain of sweetness this season. Her latest outing for Prada was laden in 1950s nostalgia and tongue-in-cheek housewifeyness, but not without its equal plays with the subversive.
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In this editorial spread and cover for Vogue Italia, Steven Meisel shoots some of the new faces for this fall, for a photo-shoot titled Pret-A-Porter.
Last season it was a severely chic version of Olive Oil. This time – sirens, Mondrian art, Dian Fossey, Amelia Earhart, anthropomorphic serpents – that’s only but a handful of the different facets at play or interpreted from Miuccia Prada’s latest masterpiece collection.