Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Dress

Designer:
Miuccia Prada (Italian, born 1949)
Design House:
Prada (Italian, founded 1913)
Date:
fall/winter 2002–3
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Gift of Miuccia Prada, 2003
Accession Number:
2003.401
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: [label] "PRADA / MADE IN ITALY / 38"
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Goddess: The Classical Mode," May 1, 2003–August 3, 2003.

MoMu — Fashion Museum Antwerp. "Goddess," May 6, 2004–August 22, 2004.

Related Objects

Ensemble

Artist: Miuccia Prada (Italian, born 1949) Date: spring/summer 2014 Medium: wool, synthetic, leather, metal, feathers Accession: 2015.617.2a–j On view in:Not on view

Coat

Artist: Miuccia Prada (Italian, born 1949) Date: fall/winter 1994–95 Medium: Nylon Accession: 1996.192 On view in:Not on view

Dress

Artist: Prada (Italian, founded 1913) Date: spring/summer 2004 Medium: a) cotton, plastic; b) cotton Accession: 2006.420.89a, b On view in:Not on view

Dress

Artist: Prada (Italian, founded 1913) Date: spring/summer 1995 Medium: (a) nylon, synthetic, (b) nylon, metal Accession: 2017.200.1a, b On view in:Not on view

Coat

Artist: Prada (Italian, founded 1913) Date: spring/summer 2004 Medium: a,b) silk, metal Accession: 2004.328.2a, b On view in:Not on view