Spring/Summer 2007 Prada Silk Satin Runway Top
The reveiew for the Prada show for Spring 2007 on Vogue.com noted the sharp cahnge in direction from earlier season. In that review Miucci said of her reasoning for this and inspirations:
"Because Prada felt like it. "I just wanted it to be about fashion," she shrugged backstage. "The importance of fashion." Still, this collection held an image of a powerful woman at its center, filtered through unmistakable references to Yves Saint Laurent (his "forties" collection from the seventies; a touch Loulou de la Falaise, to be precise). These were not random choices; in fact, they are two of the underlying constants in Prada's work. One thing she despises, though, is the over-interpretation of her motives; instinct and spontaneity guide her just as much as intellectual reasoning. She laughed at one journalist's anxious questioning about the short pieces, saying, "I just didn't like anything I did below the waist." Meaning, "Don't panic, these are tops." And, like everything else in this richly provocative show, they're going to look totally wearable in a store come spring."
And it is still completely wearable. This top was one of the key looks and silhouettes of the opening of this show. It is done in a glossy satin that I cannot quite decide if the color is a deep inky midnight blue or simple a black with a blue undertone. It reacts differently with a change of light. The bodice gathers into the neckline and a tiny ruffle sits along the seam that is too high to be called a waist seam and yet too low to give it a true empire shape. There is something of the forties to be sure but its a saucy modern interpretation. Quite wonderful. Excellent condition
Unlined and closes at the back with a hidden set zipper. Tagged a 42 but Prada runs small so please go by actual measurements
Bust: to 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Under Bust: 14.5"
Natural Waist: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 23" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
Runway Photo credits: Vogue.com, runway looks 4 and 7
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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