At Prada, Earth Girls Are Easy

Everyone's already talked about how Prada's challenging show looks like an ecological statement - the Styrofoam chairs, the plastic strip dresses, t
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Everyone's already talked about how Prada's challenging show looks like an ecological statement - the Styrofoam chairs, the plastic strip dresses, t
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Everyone's already talked about how Prada's challenging show looks like an ecological statement - the Styrofoam chairs, the plastic strip dresses, the fuzz - but nobody's really addressed this: the girls themselves looked like trees. The coats were cut longer, thicker, no waist. The colors were mossy and barky, (looking like bark especially was the crinkled brown silk of the skirts). The models themselves looked planted within their outfits, stemming out of their two-tone leggings (insanely cool and sure to be splashed in every magazine, then copied by Club Monaco - although technically, they might actually be leg warmers). Some of the outfits looked decidedly space age, especially the plastic dresses and the Creamsicle colored suit worn by Jess Stam. But it was a friendly, Ewok kind of space age - not the shiny black coldness of Carine's Alaia coat or the bright white space odyssey of Husein Chalayan and Narciso. In Miuccia's world, the future brings harmony, and a fusion of the natural elements with the ultra modern ones. It's a less threatening vision, and that might make it more easy to sell. Anyway, maybe the real coolness of the Prada show is that it actually happened twice - anyone who watched the fuzzy boys march down the Prada Man runway last month got a major sneak preview of what Ms. Miu Miu had envisioned - it was like the Marie Antoinette movie trailer that everyone watched over and over again for clues last year... (see the whole show at Style.com)