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As anyone with even a slight interest in the fashion industry will tell you, the importance of Miuccia Prada can’t be overstated. Which is why the designer makes for an excellent choice for the newest cover of T: The New York Times Magazine with a headline proclaiming just that. But even though she is something of an oracle when it comes to what we will be wearing months before anyone else, Prada tells the magazine that the very things she’s known for don’t really interest her at all.
Next up on our Paris Fashion Week livestream is Miu Miu at 8 AM EST, and of course, we saved you a front row seat.
We’ve seen two trailers for The Great Gatsby, and bits and pieces of the elaborate costuming before. Baz Luhrmann tapped Miuccia Prada to design over forty looks for the movie, and now, we’ve got the first four sketches right here.
Forbes has released its annual list of the 100 most powerful ladies in the world.
In a a recent interview with La Repubblica, Miuccia Prada expressed several concerns about the direction the Italian fashion industry is taking.
Miu Miu always gorgeously toes the line between über-feminine and über-masculine moments. And the Fall 2012 collection of lady loafers stays true to form.
This Sunday marks a very special day for Donatella Versace. Not only is the Italian designer showing her fall 2012 couture collection and debuting a new jewelry line, but she’s doing it all at her late brother Gianni’s favorite Ritz Hotel in Paris.
After last year’s blockbuster Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibit, the Costume Institute had a dilemma. How could it possibly top such a remarkable show? The answer, of course, is it couldn’t.
Let it be known: 2011 was Prada‘s best year ever.
For most, being the subject of a Costume Institute exhibit would be an honor, but not Miuccia Prada.
Rumor has it not one, but two Italian fashion houses have been picked as the follow up act to The Costume Institute‘s hit exhibit Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.
When it comes to teenage style heroes, Tavi Gevinson and Hailee Steinfeld rank pretty high on our current list. And last night they met! Mind-blowing!
If there was ever any doubt that Miuccia Prada was the top dog in fashion, Marc Jacobs‘ new spread in Industrie magazine should do away with it pretty quickly. In it, Jacobs doesn’t just pay homage to his Italian competitor, he wears nothing but dresses from her fall collection.
If you thought everyone in the fashion industry was impressed with Prada‘s multi-billion dollar listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, you were wrong. Giorgio Armani dismissed rival Miuccia Prada‘s new business venture as nothing more than a clever way to cover up her debts. He also called her clothes ugly.
You probably could have guessed that Miuccia Prada was a very rich lady, what with people all over the world running around in her stripey clothing and bedecked in her various leathergoods. But if you had to guess how many millions she makes in a year, what would you say? Five million? Ten? If you guessed that low, you’d be wrong.
While Prada plans its initial public offering, the banks helping the Italian fashion company get ready to go public are trying to figure out just how much it’s worth. At least two of them estimate the company, in its entirety, is worth €11 billion, which is about $15 billion at current exchange.
Hailee Steinfeld is one of the coolest 14-year-olds we (don’t actually) know. Not only does she have ridiculous acting chops, she’s also become an A-list celebrity with seriously enviable style. Miuccia Prada certainly agrees, as she’s just named Steinfeld the new face of Miu Miu.
This was the week of couture, Michelle Obama‘s McQueengate and offensive “family shields”. The regular suspects — Karl, Anna, Willow and Justin — made some moves, as did Styleite fave Andrej Pejic.
This weekend Miuccia Prada showed off her much-lauded spring/summer 2011 collection in a one-off show in Beijing. Miuccia adapted the collection for the Chinese market, swapping cotton for silk and adorning the signature striped pieces in sequins. Of course, the show was also an opportunity for Miuccia to sit down with WWD and dish on globalization, political aspirations and the internet.
Prada, the brand that successfully brought baroque minimalism to Milan’s runway last month, is carrying $1.4 billion in debt. And if you’re not a member of the Walton family or a medium size country in South America, that’s a whole lotta Italian calfskin handbags.