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Dress

Design House:
Prada (Italian, founded 1913)
Designer:
Miuccia Prada (Italian, born 1949)
Date:
spring/summer 2004
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
a) cotton, plastic; b) cotton
Credit Line:
Gift of Thomas L. Kempner, 2006
Accession Number:
2006.420.89a, b
Not on view
Italian-born designer Miuccia Prada earned her PhD in political science at the University of Milan and trained as a mime artist at Milan’s Piccolo Teatro before taking over her family’s leather-goods business in 1977. Initially recognized as a minimalist and for her subversive introduction of black nylon as a luxury material for clothing and accessories, Prada continues to examine the complexities of femininity and to challenge conventional notions of luxury.
Marking: a) [label] "PRADA / MADE IN ITALY"
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