Prada plays with old-school influences at Paris Fashion Week

Loved Miuccia Prada’s update of vintage Hollywood style – fur stoles, flashy pumps, ankle straps and sassy sunglasses – at Paris Fashion Week.

The New York TimesCathy Horyn described it this way:

Miuccia Prada provided a strong if surprising close to the Paris shows on Wednesday, with a Miu Miu collection based on glamour from the 1930s and early ’40s. That meant delicate crepe dresses embroidered with lilies of the valley and pinched with tiny pleats at the front, wide-shouldered jackets and fur-trimmed coats. Other dresses and skirts, in crepe, had cummerbund effects in contrasting tones.

At times I felt that I was in a Bette Davis movie – Charlotte Vale alighting a gangplank but now in sparkly yellow pumps. Other collections, notably Balenciaga, had a ’30s undercurrent, but the influence at Miu Miu was pronounced.

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