There has been an on-going issue about models and their weight and curves. Runway models have been notoriously thin with absolutely no curves, while the curvier models are banned from runways, Prada’s included. Incidentally, the age of these models have become younger – because a 14 year old can stay curve-less easier than a 21 year old can. Anyways, this year Prada used older (21-ish) models this year with a line that celebrated the curves of women. I for one, am glad to see this happen, however I doubt it is a permanent mind-set.
The fabric prints remind me of the fabrics my grandmother used in the late 1940s and 1950s. There were a couple of dresses that I would LOVE to have in my closet.
How much fun is this dress?
Notice these dresses are made for women who have breastesses.
The shoes did not follow a single trend, but had several silhouettes. Pointy toe stilettoes, reminiscent of 2000. Chunky heels square toed. Strappy sandals. Not a boot in sight. Not an extreme platform in sight (remember the models falling off their Prada platforms last year). All in wonderful colors, all worn with tweedy stockings. Let’s have a look.
The following is a nice evening, party shoe.
I realize runway is not real life, so the thick stocking thing doesn’t bother me all that much, but I like the shoes without the stockings so much more. So elegant.
Ms. Prada knows what she is doing. I bet in September, 10 of the 18 shows will target women rather than girls. These dresses are wonderful. The shoes are wonderful.