That '70s Show: Victoria's Secret Models, Bjork, and Printed Pantsuits at Miu Miu

Miu Miu is the reason most major editors take a later flight home from Paris during fashion week. Everyone wants to see what Miuccia Prada has dreame
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Miu Miu is the reason most major editors take a later flight home from Paris during fashion week. Everyone wants to see what Miuccia Prada has dreame
From L-R: Anne V., Miranda Kerr and Doutzen Kroes

From L-R: Anne V., Miranda Kerr and Doutzen Kroes

Miu Miu is the reason most major editors take a later flight home from Paris during fashion week. Everyone wants to see what Miuccia Prada has dreamed up. She always has a strong singular vision and sets trends. And her Miu Miu shows tend to produce so many of those 'It' items we see on street style stars next season. So without further ado, four observations from Miu Miu's fall show.

1. Miuccia Prada is a master of the jolie laide. So how fitting, then, to use models who are the very embodiment of sexy--Victoria's Secret angels like Doutzen Kroes, Anne V. and Miranda Kerr--and cast them to model her fall collection of '70s, unsexy, rather mannish pantsuits...and then do up their faces with bold sweeps of frosted blue eyeshadow so they are nearly unrecognizable. Anne V. opened the show and Tweeted, "Had no idea I'm opening the show until an hour before. I seriously had tears in my eyes when I found out." Aww...

2. Bjork's "Venus as a Boy," from her 1993 album Debut, set the soundtrack, which got several nods of a approval from the cool kids at the show--including Marc Jacobs (more on that, next). The face jewelry--round mirrored embellishments set in arches over models' eyebrows--seems to have been borrowed from Bjork's look in the video for "Venus as a Boy" (which is awesome, watch it). Following Chanel's hand embroidered and bejeweled Maison Lesage eyebrows at its fall show, it seems eyebrow jewelry is a thing now. Hmm...

3. In addition to Miu Miu's reliable stable of beautiful starlets in the front row (including campaign face Mia Wasikowska, Léa Seydoux, Katy Perry, Kate Mara and Corrine Bailey Rae) Marc Jacobs was there wearing a skirt and his crystal-buckled Pilgrim shoes. Having just sent out his fall collection for Louis Vuitton mere hours before, it's quite the show of support for Ms. Prada that he came. He also really seemed to dig the collection and the soundtrack: He bopped his head and mouthed the words for the whole length of the show.

4. Pantsuits. No dresses here. Prada told WWD that pantsuits are “the only thing exciting to me after so many years of skirts and dresses.” They screamed '70s in their wild stripes, and diamond and paisley prints in a rust, teal and mustard color palate. They were paired with ruffle-front blouses or neckties over metallic dress shirts and two-toned leather platform booties. Though as Susie Bubble pointed out, the collection seemed to reference the '70s by way of the '90s, which fits with the '90s soundtrack. And Jamiroquai enters the picture, yet again...

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