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Miu Miu S/S 2008

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For Miu Miu’s spring/summer 2008 collection, Miuccia Prada wove a fantastically alluring story that toyed with countless clichés of girlhood and womanhood.


Posted October 28th, 2018 By Colby Mugrabi

The show’s opening look, a satin red cape paired with complimentary black mini skirt, evoked the image of a grown-up Little Red Riding Hood, setting the tone for the collection’s underlying air of seductive innocence. Lacy bib collars with delicate ruffled edges accessorized model’s otherwise bare necks, while baby doll silhouettes were further eroticized through their shorter-than-normal hemlines. Heels and lace up boots decorated with butterflies, flame-like petals and insects complimented a majority of the collection’s looks, while the show’s closing numbers were paired with satin pumps featuring white and black ruffled ankle cuffs, similar in appearance to a traditional garter belt.

Fantastical fairies were featured throughout many of the show’s looks, a nod to Mrs. Prada’s other Spring/Summer 2008 collection for the designer’s eponymous, Italian fashion house. The clown-like, colorful harlequin prints seen throughout the collection’s dresses, shoes, and handbags transported show-goers from a traditional runway environment to an atmosphere akin to a high-fashion cirque. As the show progressed, the looks grew bolder and more stripped down, most notably demonstrated through a nude, transparent jumpsuit featuring intricate, firework-like emerald beading. The collection closed with two, tutu-skirted mini dresses covered in delicate rows of micro ruffles, a dramatic, Swan Lake-like finale of restrained eroticism.

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Edgar Brandt

Art Deco Sconces

Edgar brandt  art deco sconces

Erwin Blumenfeld

Erwin blumenfeld

Pablo Picasso

Harlequin and his Girlfriend (Wandering Gymnasts), 1901

Pablo picasso harlequin and his girlfriend  wandering gymnasts   1901

Steven Mesisel

Madonna, 1993

Madonna by steven mesisel  1993

Erwin Blumenfeld

Diana, 1945

Erwin blumenfeld  diana  1945

Yves Saint Laurent

Fall/Winter 1979, Picasso Collection

Yves saint laurent  fall winter 1979  picasso collection

Victor Vasarely

Majus, 1973

Victor vasarely  majus  1973

Bernard Buffet

Clown sur fond bleu, 1977

Bernard buffet  clown sur fond bleu  1977

Carlo Mollino

Interior of Casa Devalle, Turin, Italy, 1939

Carlo mollino  interior of casa devalle  turin  italy  1939

Adolf Loos

Table Lamp, 1910

Adolf loos  table lamp  1910

Cabaret de L'Enfer

Paris, 1892-1950

Cabaret de l enfer  paris  1892 1950

Erwin Blumenfeld

Jean Patchett, Vogue US Cover, 1950

Erwin blumenfeld  jean patchett  vogue us cover  1950

Louis Comfort Tiffany

Hanging Head Dragonfly Table Lamp, 1905-1910

Louis comfort tiffany  hanging head dragonfly table lamp  1905 1910

Pablo Picasso

Harlequin, 1915

Pablo picasso  harlequin  1915

Paul Cezanne

Pierrot and Harlequin, 1888

Paul cezanne  pierrot and harlequin  1888

Pierre Legrain

Birdcage on Stand, 1922-23

Pierre legrain  birdcage on stand  1922 23

The Original Playboy Outfit

The original playboy outfit

Victor Horta Interior

Brussels, Belgium

Victor horta interior  brussels

Victor Vasarely

Planetary folklore (two works)

Victor vasarely  planetary folklore  two works

Yves Saint Laurent

Fall/Winter 1979, Picasso Collection II

Yves saint laurent  fall winter 1979  picasso collection ii
References
Edgar brandt  art deco sconces

Edgar Brandt

Art Deco Sconces

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Erwin blumenfeld

Erwin Blumenfeld

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Pablo picasso harlequin and his girlfriend  wandering gymnasts   1901

Pablo Picasso

Harlequin and his Girlfriend (Wandering Gymnasts), 1901

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Madonna by steven mesisel  1993

Steven Mesisel

Madonna, 1993

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Erwin blumenfeld  diana  1945

Erwin Blumenfeld

Diana, 1945

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Yves saint laurent  fall winter 1979  picasso collection

Yves Saint Laurent

Fall/Winter 1979, Picasso Collection

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Victor vasarely  majus  1973

Victor Vasarely

Majus, 1973

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Bernard buffet  clown sur fond bleu  1977

Bernard Buffet

Clown sur fond bleu, 1977

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Carlo mollino  interior of casa devalle  turin  italy  1939

Carlo Mollino

Interior of Casa Devalle, Turin, Italy, 1939

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Adolf loos  table lamp  1910

Adolf Loos

Table Lamp, 1910

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Cabaret de l enfer  paris  1892 1950

Cabaret de L'Enfer

Paris, 1892-1950

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Erwin blumenfeld  jean patchett  vogue us cover  1950

Erwin Blumenfeld

Jean Patchett, Vogue US Cover, 1950

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Louis comfort tiffany  hanging head dragonfly table lamp  1905 1910

Louis Comfort Tiffany

Hanging Head Dragonfly Table Lamp, 1905-1910

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Pablo picasso  harlequin  1915

Pablo Picasso

Harlequin, 1915

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Paul cezanne  pierrot and harlequin  1888

Paul Cezanne

Pierrot and Harlequin, 1888

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Pierre legrain  birdcage on stand  1922 23

Pierre Legrain

Birdcage on Stand, 1922-23

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The original playboy outfit

The Original Playboy Outfit

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Victor horta interior  brussels

Victor Horta Interior

Brussels, Belgium

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Victor vasarely  planetary folklore  two works

Victor Vasarely

Planetary folklore (two works)

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Yves saint laurent  fall winter 1979  picasso collection ii

Yves Saint Laurent

Fall/Winter 1979, Picasso Collection II

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