PARIS--If Miuccia Prada had outfitted Madonna for her role as Mae Mordabito in A League of Their Own, it would look exactly like Miu Miu fall 2011, presented today at the Palais d’léna. Right down to the slightly-turned-to-the-side baseball caps, sporty wide set pointy collars over wool knits, and printed '40s day dresses. (It was a formative movie for me, ok?)
Models hair was swept up at the sides in tortoise shell combs to match the '40s style dresses in floral or bird prints set against tans and muted corals. When Prada's baseball girl goes out swing dancing the '40s silhouettes stay the same, only the backs of dresses are open, the shoulders and waists are wrapped with mink, and prints are painted on in glitter and sequins. The League of Their Own analogy holds only from the ankles up. Because while Mae wore saddle shoes out dancing and rabble-rousing, the Miu Miu girl for fall wears glittering platform heels that everyone is gonna want.
Step aside Kate Moss and move over Gwyneth, there's a new cover star and it's this appliqued Miu Miu dress.
Last week, the Guardian noticed that variations of the same Miu Miu dress was on the August covers of W, British Vogue and British Elle. A Miu Miu hat trick if you will. But the dress is also on the cover of Swedish Elle's August issue, a reader pointed out.