In honor of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's new Costume Institute exhibit, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, I wanted to share a few of my favorite Prada looks and collections from over the years. First up, the "sex collection" from Fall/Winter 2002.
Amber Valetta, who starred in the campaign shot by Steven Meisel, fittingly wore a Prada gown culled from the collection at last night's Met Costume Institute Gala.
The looks on the runway ranged from naughty librarian wool tweeds to delicate, silky satin lingerie, perfect for a pin-up girl. Miuccia had a total success on her hands, putting out a strong, womanly collection at a time when the hippie/peasant look was dominating fashion. Few can inspire a 180° turn in fashion's direction like she can.
Boudoir-inspired slip dresses in Miuccia's genius palette makes for color-blocking that looks just as gorgeous a decade later
Isabeli Fontana can pull off anything
Drippy, pleated satin dresses straight off the cover of a harlequin novel
Extra-racy flapper style with an abbreviated slip under a streaker-approved trench
Clear PVC macintosh with black piping, a kinky, surreal delight
Fur sleeves spell out pure dominance
Check out the collection at style.com