Fall 2002 Runway Look 6 Strapless Prada Dress

This is a fabulous dress from the 2002 runway. If you have been looking for that perfect, strapless LBD, look no farther as this is it. Exquisitely made and despite it being such a great basic there are still lots of great high end detailing. From the curved peaked bodice that is lightly boned for shape, to the kick pleat skirt with its center pleat at both the front and back. Its simple exterior belies the masterful construction inside as you expect from a piece from Prada. The bodice is lightly boned and the waist supported with a stretch fabric to help shape the wearer into a a girl with curves. Though the black perhaps does not photo as well as some of the brights you can be assured that this dress is a beauty in person. Excellent, appears unworn condition.

It is also from a collection that showed Miuccia could do "sexy". Style.com's review of this show said:

Thank you, Miuccia Prada, for reminding us about sex. Tight skirts that show a woman's shape, high crocodile boots, see-through macs, and models that are the antithesis of innocent waifs. All these factored into a collection that sent the fashion world spinning away from its current fixation with hippie peasant clichés.

In a show that was densely layered with references to the history of fashion, Prada cut a strong, curvaceous and erotically charged line to give grown-ups a whole new reason to buy. From the moment Eva Herzigova appeared, silhouetted in a black nylon bomber jacket with fur sleeves and a black, wickedly seamed skirt, it was obvious Prada had her sights set on a new kind of adult sophistication. High-waisted tweed skirts, bomber jackets cut to show the waist, and blouses with stiff puffed sleeves signaled her belief in the power of a new, hard chic. Revisiting structured tailoring—which is where she began in the '90s—was only one of her ideas. She also worked in duchesse satin, gathered at the neckline to emphasize breasts, Monroe-esque silk sunray pleats, and '30s showgirl lingerie playsuits. Great oversized rubberized raincoats with inside-out seams and a black satin jockey cardigan with knit sleeves also stood out from what was a vast inventory of must-have items.

Prada referenced many of her own past collections, from her bourgeois ladylike phase to her militaristic moments and her love of vintage lingerie. But her achievement was in making something inspiringly new out of confronting a personal taboo. "I was fed up with people saying I can't do sexy clothes!" she stated backstage. It was said with a laugh, but the designer has done nothing less than change the fashion agenda overnight.

Fully lined through the bodice in a stretch cotton jersey while the skirt is unlined. Boned through the bodice and closes with a back zipper. Tagged a Prada 44 but know your size in Prada or check measurements as Prada runs small

Bust: to to 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 10" from top of bodice to top waist seam, waist band approx 3.5"
Skirt: 20" from bottom waist seam to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2054

Reference runway photo from style.com

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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