Prada: For the Kickass Feminist (Who Wears Bras as Outerwear) in You

Miuccia Prada's spring 2014 line, shown in Milan as part of Milan Fashion week, has a fairly overt feminist message. Several of the looks featured bras worn as outerwear, a subversive and confident take on traditional femininity. The collection also featured knitted prints of women's faces, athletic socks, and a… » 9/20/13 4:40pm 9/20/13 4:40pm

Dior, Chanel, Prada, Gucci, YSL: Who's the Most Diverse?

We've written a lot over the years about the racial diversity of the American fashion industry — and particularly the diversity of the models cast to walk in New York fashion week — but less about the biggest brands headquartered in fashion's other three global centers: Paris, London, and Milan. With couture week… » 7/03/13 5:40pm 7/03/13 5:40pm

Prada Cast a Black Campaign Model for the First Time in 19 Years

Christy Turlington's inclusion in this fall's Prada campaign is the main focus of Women's Wear Daily's story on the new ads — but forgive us if we think the venerable trade is guilty in this instance of burying the lede. The real news here is that, for the first time since the fall of 1994, there's a black face of… » 6/28/13 4:00pm 6/28/13 4:00pm

If Only These Super Short Prada Candy Ads Directed by Wes Anderson Were…

These short films — actually created by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola, together — are for Prada's Candy L'Eau fragrance. Though each spot is super short — only 12 seconds! — there is a narrative: Léa Seydoux plays "Candy," who is seeing two men (brothers?) at once. The threesome is inspired by Jules et Jim, Seydoux… » 3/25/13 4:40pm 3/25/13 4:40pm

Prada, for the Origami-Loving Sixties Mod in You

Milan Fashion Week marches on, and yesterday, Prada presented a Spring 2013 collection that seemed inspired by both traditional Japanese clothing and the '60s. What does that mean? Kimono sleeves, Mary Quant-ish pop-art blooms, skirts folded like origami, collarless coats reminiscent of Courreges, and shoes made kind… » 9/21/12 2:50pm 9/21/12 2:50pm

Model Natalia Vodianova Explains it Is Better to be Skinny Than Fat,…

"Come on, guys, it's better to be skinny than to be fat!" So said 30-year-old model Natalia Vodianova as part of a panel discussion at the British Vogue Festival over the weekend. (This was after she was asked, "It's undeniable that models are very thin, expected to be very thin, and thinner than 99.9 percent of the… » 4/23/12 1:20pm 4/23/12 1:20pm

A First Look At The Met's Prada/Schiaparelli Show

Two months before the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute show dedicated to Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada opens, the New Yorker's Judith Thurman has a lengthy story about the show. It appears Thurman didn't get to speak to Prada for the piece, but she did interview the curators. And perhaps best of… » 3/19/12 7:00pm 3/19/12 7:00pm

Gary Oldman, Adrien Brody, and Jamie Bell Walk Into a Prada Show...

Prada did something unusual for its men's wear show: it stocked the cast with famous actors. Willem Defoe, Jamie Bell, Adrien Brody, Gary Oldman, Tim Roth, Emile Hirsch, and Garrett Hedlund all walked around modeling Miuccia Prada's latest collection of snobby, bemedaled clothes for playboys. The Times rated them as… » 1/16/12 1:30pm 1/16/12 1:30pm

These Prada Boots Are Not For Black Ladies

To be fair, the Mary Jane boots by Prada also come in blue suede and python. Guess brown-skinned women who love this quirky trompe l'oeil look will have to buy those! Because the "flesh"-colored ones definitely don't represent the fleshtones of black people. Not a big deal, really, but definitely interesting. Since… » 5/03/11 12:35pm 5/03/11 12:35pm