Highly Documented Resort 2014 Prada Runway & Ad Campaign Dress w Hand Set Crystal Detailing
"For Prada's resort 2014 collection, designer Miuccia Prada found inspiration in tropical prints paired with retro, 1940s silhouettes. Always known for adding a bit of quirk, the transitional season plays on the motif of a Hawaiian flower–a long staple of resort attire. But Prada manages to make the cliché refreshing with a color palette of dark hues such a black, burgundy or blue grey contrasting with bright pastels." Was what Vogue said in their review. This collection was insanely good and the added crystals to so many of the pieces just made the already amazing dresses even better. This dress was wildly popular and we have included reference photos on some of the many people that were spotted wearing it that season. It's twin was also featured in the ad campaign so it holds a significant place in Prada's history.
This dress was sold out and waitlisted worldwide and for good reason. It is gorgeous The pieces from this show even had their own special label that were a take on labels from the 1940s. The dress is made out of a black moss silk crepe and combines an inky black with the perfect forties feeling dusty dark pink colour. The sleeves fall to just past the elbow and are cuffed and finished with a little black button closure. The neckline is scooped and then the dress falls over the body to skim over the bust and the seam at the waist and then goes to a low seam that curves just above the hip area. The skirt is set into that seam and gathered so that it has a touch of fullness underneath. This is what gives it that swingy feel that you see in the runway video. I love the little nod to the forties in the way that it is top stitched and gathered along the side. The front and all the way around the skirt are finished in that pretty floral print and then the upper back and sleeves are a solid black. Wide panels of grosgrain ribbon have been set on either side of the zipper at the back for extra detailing. The final perfect detail is the spectacular addition of glass crystal rhinestones in both a clear and a blue colour that adorns the dress down the front. These have all been sewn into place by hand and the way they catch the light is spectacular. Excellent condition.
Fully lined in a black silk except for the sleeves. It closes with a hidden set zipper down the back. Each cuff buttons to close. The inner waist stay hooks to close. All of the crystals that are doing the dress have been hand set. Tagged a Prada modern 40
Sleeves: 18" and 14" around the upper arm, 9" around the cuff
Dropped shoulders: 17"
Bust: 18-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips at the seam 5" below the waist seam: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 16" from neck to waist
Total length: 39" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
Reference Photos/Video: (1-3) Resort 2014 Prada. / (4) Resort 2014 Prada Ad Campaign, photographed by Steven Meisel. / (5) Daria Strokous for Americana Manhasset Spring 2014 Lookbook. / (6) Miranda Kerr at a Swarovski event, May 2014. / (7) Kiernan Shipka at the Elle Women in Television Event, January 2014. / (8) Rita Wilson at the 21st Annual ELLA Awards, 2014. / (9) Juliette Binoche at the Charity Dinner for Children Of The World For Rwanda, December 2013.
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