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Prada S/S 2008

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Posted October 17th, 2017 By Colby Mugrabi

For spring/summer 2008, Miuccia Prada presented a whimsical, Art Nouveau-ish collection full of fairy tale-like prints created in collaboration with Taiwanese-American artist James Jean. The muted, washed-out color pallet and earthy hues of the collection’s silk-printed tunics, ribbed tanks and cardigans were offset by flared, checkered-print trousers and slender dresses. The collection’s accessories were in homage to the hippie movement of the late 60s and early 70s, with bags and shoes made of countless strips of colorful leather and suede bounded together into interlocking fluid lines. In true Prada form, the set design was conceived in collaboration with Rem Koolhaas’ AMO, this season configuring the catwalk in the shape of a cloverleaf, a scene right out of a fashion fairy tale.

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Salvador Dali

I Dream of Venus Installation at the 1939 World’s Fair

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Mattia Bonetti

Table ‘Abyss’, 2004

Mattia bonetti table abyss 2004

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Court Shoe, 1925

Sonia delaunay designed court shoe  1925  leather  silk and embroidery

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The Scapegoat, stained glass window at Grossmünster, Zurich, 2009

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Louis Majorelle

Lampe Pissenlit, 1903

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The Virgins, 1913

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André Dubreuil

Trône Chair, 1985

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Dish with man and woman figure, 1910

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Dali s dream of venus

Salvador Dali

I Dream of Venus Installation at the 1939 World’s Fair

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Mattia bonetti table abyss 2004

Mattia Bonetti

Table ‘Abyss’, 2004

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Fille femme victor vasarely

Victor Vasarely

Fille Femme

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Casa batllo facade

Antoni Gaudi

Casa Batlló, 1877, Barcelona, Spain

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Sonia delaunay designed court shoe  1925  leather  silk and embroidery

Sonia Delaunay

Court Shoe, 1925

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Zurich grossmu  nster stained glass window by sigmar polke scapegoat

Sigmar Polke

The Scapegoat, stained glass window at Grossmünster, Zurich, 2009

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E  mile galle   lamp

Émile Gallé

Table Lamp, 1900

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42a75a380a878d8f16dc7de78c3e2687

André Dubreuil

Spine Chair, 1986

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Canadian pavilion at the 54th venice biennale steven shearer the fauves 2008 09 528x700

Steven Shearer

The Fauves, 2008–9

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E  mile galle   vase

Émile Gallé

Vase sur Socle Grand Iris, 1901-1904

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Fabac377072c6f3cc695d98b4c9d4e70

Roberto Matta

To Give Painless Light, 1955

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Majorelle et daum   lampe pissenlit373

Louis Majorelle

Lampe Pissenlit, 1903

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The virgin  1913

Gustav Klimt

The Virgins, 1913

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Tumblr mlzj04hiao1qjamt1o1 500

André Dubreuil

Trône Chair, 1985

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Villa de zeemeeuw  1901 04  designed by henry van de velde

Henry Van de Velde

Villa De Zeemeeuw, 1901-04

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Zsolnay dish with man and woman figure  1910

Zsolnay

Dish with man and woman figure, 1910

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