Very Ugly Prada Dress Plagues Multiple September Issues

A dress from Prada’s Autumn/Winter 2015 runway show has made its way onto not one but two September covers this fall. It’s also snuck into a few other magazines in the past couple months, and its popularity has resulted in an embarrassing fallout: not only is the dress ugly, several publications seemingly anticipated… »8/24/15 11:45am8/24/15 11:45am

Rich People Now Think Designer Logo Bags Are Declassé

Remember the early 2000s, when a designer logo handbag was the ultimate status symbol, to the point that not-rich people were either saving paychecks to cop them and/or trawling Canal Street for the best knockoffs? That era is over. These days, rich people think the logo bag is gauche, and would prefer to floss their… »6/16/15 4:50pm6/16/15 4:50pm

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 4:40pm9/20/13 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 5:40pm7/03/13 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 4:00pm6/28/13 4:00pm

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

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 4:40pm3/25/13 4:40pm

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

"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 1:20pm4/23/12 1:20pm

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 1:30pm1/16/12 1:30pm