Images by Paolo Simi
Going back to the hourglass figures of the ’50s and ’60s, Miuccia Prada presented an idealized homemaker, giving her a signature subversive twist.
Behind the brand’s autuograph inventive textiles—this season voluminous and geometric—the pretty little Prada woman proudly showed off her curves with high waists and ruffle-adorned busts. Evidencing the brand’s move towards a softer silhouette was the runway presence of Victoria’s Secret angels Miranda Kerr and Doutzen Kroes. Joined by the womanly Lara Stone, these models embody a feminine ideal that is anything but androgynous. The only slight menswear nod came via knee-high tweed socks worn under loose dancing skirts, which were often paired with patent leather jackets.
Not to be overlooked was the inspired hair and makeup. Pretty bouffants held in place by unexpected cableknit bands framed statement eyebrows for a preppy, grown-up polish.
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