Prettiest Spring 2004 Prada Runway Look 31 Feather Light Grey & Green Silk Chiffon Plaid Dress

"Over almost a decade of ground-breaking experimentalism, Miuccia Prada has explored everything from irony to deliberate ugliness to intellectual subversion. She’s been there, done that, and has the souvenirs to prove it. For Spring 2004, the designer turned her attention to the stiffest fashion challenge of the day: how to make feminine, happily nostalgic clothes without rehashing the clichés of vintage?“ It was about tourism and craftsmanship, many things,” she said of a show that revisited the optimistic fifties to bring back a full set of densely packed suitcases." said Vogue of this collection. The twin of this dress walk the runway for Look 31 and the plaid pattern that adorns it was shown in a series of pieces in the show. The dress is as light as air and an extremely pretty and easy to wear piece. I love it. 

The dress is made out of silk chiffon and then the silk has this soft plaid pattern printed into it in a purple and grey with pops of white green and red. It gives this fabulous soft overall feel. The silk has a touch of texture to it which adds to its vintage flare. The dress is sleeveless and simply ties in the back above an open keyhole. I think that it's so well-made that you could actually turn it around and wear the keyhole at the front if you wished. On the runway the dress was shown belted and you could easily re-create this at home. This adds shape and by changing the colour of the belt it gives you endless styling opportunities. The front of the bodice and all the way around the skirt has been finished in soft inverted pleats that are exactly the size of each other. This adds to the airy feeling the dress has. It skims over the bust and waist snd has an easy and generous feel. Under that the skirt flares out and you can see in the runway photo and video reference how much swing this gives it. This is an easy dress to wear on holiday and has a chic and easy feel to it that I absolutely love. It appears to have been worn very little if at all. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a grey silk and closes with a hidden set side zipper and a tie at the back of the neck as shown. Tagged a modern Prada 44

Bust: 15-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner hips: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 16" from top of shoulder to waist
Total Length: 41" from shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD4557

Reference Photo/Video: Spring 2004 Prada, Look 31. Model Sonja Hulsman.

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