S/S 2005 Prada Runway Look 22 One Shoulder Color Block 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 22 from the show and is absolutely infused with that Prada vibe. Here we see her masterful hand at mixing textures with color. The top of the dress is a combination of eggplant and purple, anchored by an almost startling strip of red at the waist. A bright purple grosgrain ribbon details the sides of the bodice. The skirt is a combination of a deep brown and a moss green pleated & textured silk chiffon. The cut is micro mini short and the skirt has lots of movement and it is just gorgeous. The silk chiffon it is made from is feather light and it is given shape and structure by the addition of two rows of horizontal stitching placed over the hips. The top is a light weigh wool and I love the contrast of fabrics. The one shoulder silhouette balances the length of the skirt nicely and the unusual color combination is fabulous. Excellent condition
Fully lined in a deep brown silk and closes with a hidden set side zipper. Hand finishes. Tagged a Prada 40
Bust: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 17" from top of shoulder to waist
Skirt: 16.5" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
Reference Photo: Prada Spring 2005 Runway Show, Look 22. (Model: Kim Noorda)
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.