S/S 2005 Prada Look 22 One Shoulder Pleated Skirt 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 pieces. Here we see her masterful hand at mixing colors. The top of the dress is a combination of eggplant, brown and a startling strip of red, and the skirt is a soft combo of brown and green. It is cut very short with a swingy little silk chiffon skirt and a fabulous one shoulder cut to the bodice. The skirt is just gorgeous. It is made from a pleated silk chiffon and has two rows of horizontal stitching to give it shape over the hips and than flares and swings under that in a light cascade of silk. The top is a light weigh wool and I love the contrast of fabrics. It is fitted and the unusual color combination is fabulous and flattering. Excellent condition
Fully lined in a deep brown, fine 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.