Iconic Spring 2005 Prada Runway Look 35 Printed Feather Pleated Silk Skirt
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 one of the printed skirts from that collection and it is wonderful.
This is a fuller skirted version of Look 35 from the runway show and it is instantly recognizable as being Prada. Here we see her masterful hand at mixing colour and print. The colours on the skirt are just extraordinary. They range from a deep navy to brilliant blues and then mix coral, orange and red. The result is this brilliant burst of colour that is just wonderful to see. It is made from a very fine silk with a taffeta finish that gives it a crisp feel. This fabric choice helps to hold the shape and volume. It is more fitted around the upper hips and then it is perfectly pleated with wide knife pleats that have sharply defined edges and deep folds. This gives the skirt lots of movement and shape. It is just gorgeous. The silk is light in weight and all of the shape and structure is created by the precise stitching and placement of the fabric. There is a silk net lining underneath and it gives the fabric just that little extra touch of lift for the perfect amount of volume. It is fabulous. It appears to have been worn very little if at all. Excellent condition
Fully lined in a black silk netting and closes with a hidden set side zipper and hidden covered snaps all placed under the pleats so their lines are not broken at all. Tagged a Prada 42. The fabric is signed throughout
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
At seam that is 4" under the waist: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Natural hips: to 23"
Length: 21.5" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
Reference Photo: Spring 2005 Prada Runway Collection, Look 35.
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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