S/S 2005 Prada Runway Look 48 One Shoulder Embellished Silk Dress
The Spring 2005 Prada show is one of the label's most iconic and recognizable. In her review of the show, Vogue's Sarah Mower stated: "Just when the whole fashion world has turned ladylike—thanks, of course, to Miuccia Prada—she's tossed it all in the air, looking for a certain freedom. "A vague idea of birds; birds of vanity, like peacocks, parrots, and swans," was a starting point in her restless search for change, she explained. "I also wanted to move toward something more young and sporty, tall and narrow.... In broad terms, the news from Prada included a different silhouette (short hemlines, worn mostly with flat sandals), a return to one of her favorite palettes (brown-ochre-rust), and as always, lots of artful eccentricity (peacock feathers, flowerpot hats, Bakelite digital watches). There was also a Jamaican dance hall vibe, with reggae on the sound system, Rasta stripes in the knitwear, and Caribbean crochet in the raffia hats and cardigan coats. The birds really took flight for night, in the form of skirts overlaid with peacock feathers, dresses covered with digitalized feather prints, and pretty chiffon gowns whose fan-like pleats hinted subtly at dove's wings."
This is Look 48 from the runway show and one of my personal favorite pieces of the show. It is in that exact color that the show's review mentions in the paragraph above - a brown-ochre-rust color - and the silk shantung fabric chosen for this piece also gives it a slight metallic sheen which adds to the allure of the piece. The dress is cut micro mini short with a simple A-line cut skirt that flares out as it reached the hem and a single shoulder at the top. Black silk ribbon insets add detailing around the waist and down the skirt to frame the embellished front. The skirt is heavily embellished with large paillettes, beads and crystals mixed with copper colored sequins. This is classic Prada and feels even more fresh then when it was originally presented on the runway. Excellent condition
Fully lined in a brown silk and closes with a hidden set side zipper. Hand set boning through the sides. Tagged a Prada 40
Bust: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 13.5" from top of shoulder to waist
Skirt: 21" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
Reference Photo: Prada Spring 2005 Runway Show, Look 48. (Model: Querelle Jansen)
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.