The 2 Most Buzzed About Shows From Day 9 of Paris Fashion Week

Well, here we are. Le fin of Paris Fashion Week--and the end of our four-week, four-city international fashion marathon. On the day of second acts, Miuccia Prada did some typically subversive takes on '50s shapes at Miu Miu. But it was Marc Jacobs--that guy who defined this season's graphic obsession with his collection of stripped down stripes for his namesake line back in New York--who made Louis Vuitton's iconic damier motif look not-so-square. Checkmate. Here's what the critics were buzz-buzz-buzzing about.
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Well, here we are. Le fin of Paris Fashion Week--and the end of our four-week, four-city international fashion marathon. On the day of second acts, Miuccia Prada did some typically subversive takes on '50s shapes at Miu Miu. But it was Marc Jacobs--that guy who defined this season's graphic obsession with his collection of stripped down stripes for his namesake line back in New York--who made Louis Vuitton's iconic damier motif look not-so-square. Checkmate. Here's what the critics were buzz-buzz-buzzing about.
L-R: Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu

L-R: Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu

Well, here we are. Le fin of Paris Fashion Week--and the end of our four-week, four-city international fashion marathon. On the day of second acts, Miuccia Prada did some typically subversive takes on '50s shapes at Miu Miu. But it was Marc Jacobs--that guy who defined this season's graphic obsession with his

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Miu Miu Designer: Miuccia Prada

  • "Some strong ideas, but the show was a tad repetitive." {All The Rage/

    Los Angeles Times}

  • "Despite the slightly off-kilter season it was a slick display, with lashings of faux fur on coats and stoles with dyed patterning at the brand often seen as Miuccia Prada's baby sister offshoot." {The Associated Press}
  • "Prada has become a vociferous advocate for springtime fur-wearing." {The Daily Beast/Newsweek}
  • Faintly Hitchcockian, the collection's center of gravitas was the long coat, whether in denim, treated silk, billowing satin, or mink." {Daily Front Row}
  • "Miuccia Prada has never been shy about referencing the '50s or '60s (we submit Prada's Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 collections as proof of this), but her Spring 2013 collection for Miu Miu took the two decades' ladylike style and subverted it with unexpected materials and accents." {fashionologie}
  • "Ms. Prada had carved out yet another look: a twisted take on elegance with the familiar sexual vibe." {International Herald Tribune}
  • "Miu Miu may have been a dud--too many incomprehensible ’50s coats, fur stoles, beach tops and crinkly midcalf silk dresses that looked culled from past Prada collections." {The New York Times}
  • "What Miuccia Prada presented today was about the opposite of perfection. Grand yet effortless, and with ease--that ease, again, that is on the side of the slattern this season." {Style.com}
  • "Prada created a capsule wardrobe of classic fifties shapes--like a full-cut, swinging clutch coat; a pencil skirt; and a sweater-girl brassiere top, accessorized with upsweep Mad Men secretarial eyeglasses and contrast-colored opera gloves--and warped them into something unexpected." {Vogue.com}
  • "The clothes were beautiful and Miuccia's girl looked like she had raided her mother's wardrobe." {Vogue.com UK}
  • "The result was elegant, as Prada intended, an interesting fusion of conventional chic and something alluringly raw. Yet the impact was not as piercing as some of her recent tightly wound collections, such as last season’s retro pantsuit parade." {WWD}