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Dress

Design House:
Prada (Italian, founded 1913)
Date:
fall/winter 2000–2001
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
silk, synthetic
Dimensions:
Length at CB: 46 1/2 in. (118.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Joan Juliet Buck, 2008
Accession Number:
2008.86.5
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"
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