Fall 2003 Prada Runway Documented Ostrich Textured Suede Leather Coat w Belt
This was Look 30 in the Fall Prada collection and was wait listed worldwide when it debuted that season. It was produced in limited numbers so will only grow in value as time passes. Style.com said of this collection: 'When the going gets tough, no one can cut an argument for great design with as much substance, conviction and richness of intelligence as Miuccia Prada. Using an unlikely mix of potentially dowdy British tweeds and men’s shirting, bright, lustrous William Morris prints, humble lining silks and deluxe furs and skins, she performed sheer alchemy to create a vision of high chic for hard times'..... 'Part of this collection’s genius is that it has continuity and ingenuity: all the hallmarks of Miuccia Prada's talent are on show. Take the way she has of ordaining the peculiar as newly desirable. This season it’s Willam Morris–by–way–of–Liberty flower prints, used as formfitting knee-length dresses, shirts and a deerstalker hat. Or her way of letting the uptight formality out of evening wear with form-skimming dresses in unpressed lining silks or crinkled georgette, shown with fabric neck pieces (a continuation of Spring’s beaded jewelry). Visually and intellectually, this is a collection that hit the high notes. Post-show, Prada explained her endeavour to be “a desperate search for beauty as we wait for war.” Bad times or no, it's fashion guaranteed to make women desperate to shop.'
The coat is made out of a soft pale taupey beige coloured leather with a suede finish and a texture worked through it to give it the look and feel of Ostrich. The leather is very soft sand yet it is thick enough to keep that deliberate oversized, barrel shape that Miuccia has created. This oversized, slouchy fit is classic Prada. It is meant to feel like you perhaps borrowed your husband out boyfriend's coat and have just slung it on over whatever you happened to be wearing underneath, wrapped one of his belts around you and and walked out the door. It has no front closures and hangs from the dropped shoulders in a loose and easy feel. The shoulders are each detailed with a strap, continuing on the play with a menswear piece and the sleeves are straight cut. It is open through the body with topstitching to define the low 'waist'. Pockets sit low on each hip and a large top set pocket is on one side of the bodice.The belt is a thick leather and a deep brow. It is meant to be oversized so that it sits low on the hip and you can wrap the ends. We have included a runway and video reference so that you can see just how amazing it is when it is on and moving. This is an investment piece for the future. It appears to have never been worn or worn very little. Excellent condition.
Fully lined in a white silk satin with the white Prada label. No closures at the front and has its original belt. Pockets on each hip and the front. Tagged a Prada 42 and meant to be worn slightly over-sized. It appears to have never been worn or worn very little. The front has no closures so it should work on a range of sizes
Dropped shoulders: 19"
Bust: 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 40" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG
Reference photo: Luca Gadjus for Fall 2003 Prada Runway Collection.
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
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