As I’m sure you’re well aware, Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week is in full swing, and so is all the festivity that comes along with it. Last night, the biggest (and most notoriously fun-loving) fashion superstars this side of the Rive Gauche celebrated the launch of Prada’s 24 hour museum. A collaboration between Prada and the Italian visual artist and satirist Francesco Vezzoli, the pop-up extravaganza is open for today only. Talk about a whirlwind! The evening began with a private dinner, and the afterparty featured a DJ set by attendee Kate Moss (all decked out in silver furs, natch). With a roster that boasted Salma Hayek, Catherine Deneuve, Marianne Faithfull, Anna Wintour, and Emmanuelle Alt among guests, this was the party to be at last night. To have a look at the museum exhibit before it’s gone, and the photo gallery from the event, check out 24 Hours Museum.
If you’re Miuccia Prada, you don’t get just anybody to walk in your fashion show. No, no, you enlist some of your famous friends — like Tim Roth, Willem Dafoe and Emile Hirsch — to pretty themselves up and walk the catwalk for your Fall/Winter 2012 collection. Keep clicking to see who channeled their inner “Zoolander.”
High fashion photographers crack me up sometimes — especially when they explicitly flirt with mixing highbrow couture with lowbrow settings. Take this ad campaign shot by Stephen Meisel for Prada, in which top models Meghan Collison, Natasha Poly, Elise Crombez, Ymre Stiekema and Kathryn Kruger laze around vintage automobiles at a gas station in Prada gear. Girl, if you can afford real Prada, you are NOT pumping your own gas. And actually, you’re not even getting out of your car at the rest stop. According to Prada, though, “The gas station is cast as a central symbol in this post-modern crossroads of new horizons and economic fulfillment, a stage set where fashion, fantasy and the promise of new discoveries collide.” Mmm-kay guys, whatever you say. (Another image from the shoot after the jump!)
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We never thought of Tobey Maguire as much of a style icon, but apparently Miuccia Prada saw something high fashion behind his nerdy exterior. She’s tapped him to be the face of her Fall/Winter 2011 menswear line, shot by David Sims. I’m still not sure it’s working for me. He looks a little out of his element. What do you think? Keep reading »
If these Prada Mary Jane boots creep you out too much to wear, you could always throw fishnets and a lampshade over them a la “A Christmas Story.” Something tells me that will be the fate of all the pairs of these $1,500 boots. [Racked] Keep reading »