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Fashion Icons: Miuccia Prada

11 Jul

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The Prada company, founded by Mario Prada, began life in 1913 as a luxury  leather purveyor. The business’s expansion into the powerhouse we know today  didn’t begin until Mario’s granddaughter Miuccia Prada took the wheel in 1978.  Miuccia Prada had been a serious student of both politics and mime, not design, but she had a strong enough sense of  fashion to steer the Prada name to success on runways and on racks. Under her  watch, the company has also expanded into several constituent brands like the  fashion-forward and commercially successful Miu Miu label, so-called after  Miuccia herself. Throughout, her adventurous eye has led Prada to set trends  rather than following them. Whether with a nylon backpack or the revolutionary  architecture of a retail store, Prada has time and again gone her own way. In  1995, Prada, who is an art collector, co-founded the Fondazione Prada to support  contemporary art.

 

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Posted by on July 11, 2013 in Fashion Icons

 

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