Miuccia Prada can be as self-effacing as she’d like, eschewing the title of artist in the debate as to whether or not fashion designers should be consider as such, but she cannot deny her natural instinct for drawing attention. She was a mime in her youth. Her runway shows have always been blockbusters with plenty of star power in the front row, but it seems La Signora Prada is blurring the lines between art and fashion once again in her latest Men’s campaign for her Fall line, enlisting Gary Oldman, Garrett Hedlund, Jamie Bell and Willem Dafoe as mannequins for her designs. Like everything else she does, we can’t help but chat about it.
For an exhibition, juxtaposing two designers working in different time periods to showcase their resemblances is no major feat. Especially when, on paper, the two designers happen to be independent women with a proclivity for expressing their opinions candidly. So when their opposing intentions, differing philosophies, and social obstacles garner similar results, something beyond a well-placed mannequin in a glorified diorama is needed to explain the uncanny results. Cue
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