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A Rare Glimpse Inside the Inner Workings of Prada


prada-1Miuccia Prada has long been a member of fashion’s ruling class, and not just because of her brilliant eye. The Prada company brings in a jaw-dropping 3.6 billion euros annually. Her husband and joint CEO, Patrizio Bertelli, has been a driving force in the brand’s success since the late ’70s and is responsible for adding women’s ready-to-wear, maintaining a sense of “utopian” calm, and knowing what’s going to sell. Bertelli took New York magazine inside Prada’s fabled Bergamo 21 factory in Milan, where he explained everything from their intricate shoemaking process to why Italians are “avant-garde” about their food. Take a look at a few of our favorite shots, below. To read the full story, click here.


Photo: Andrea Frazzetta / New York Magazine

Bernard Arnault, Miuccia Prada, and More Are Among Europe’s Richest


Miuccia PradaIt pays to work in fashion. London’s Sunday Times released its annual Rich List this weekend, and nearly one-third of the top 25 richest people in Europe work in the fashion, beauty, or luxury goods industries. Even if you don’t recognize the name of the number one richest man, you’ve likely shopped at one of his stores—Amancio Ortega, the Spanish founder and owner of Zara’s parent company, Inditex, is worth a staggering $64.74 billion. Also included among Europe’s top earners is Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH, whose net worth is $32.29 billion. Beauty professionals are included in the mix as well: Liliane Bettencourt, one of the principal shareholders in L’Oréal, is valued at $32.12 billion. And unsurprisingly, the world’s most storied fashion brands are raking in billions: Bertrand Puech, whose family founded Hermès back in 1837, is worth about $24.89 billion, and Alain and Gerard Wertheimer, two brothers with a controlling stake in Chanel, are worth $18.83 billion. Rounding out the top 25 list is Miuccia Prada and her husband, Patrizio Bertelli, who are worth a combined $17.32 billion.

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Shop the Look: Blush Tones


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One of our favorite trends for Fall ’14 is unexpected, clashing colors. Take Miuccia Prada, for instance, who convinced us to rethink primary hues, and Joseph Altuzarra, who expertly paired fuchsia with army green. Narciso Rodriguez employed pops of sunset orange, and at Emilio Pucci, Peter Dundas took a risk with canary yellow. We’ll definitely incorporate some of those brights into our cold-weather wardrobes, but why not jump on the trend now? For spring, we suggest trying one of Raf Simons’ winning combos at Dior: cotton-candy pink and fire-engine red. Traditionally reserved for Valentine’s Day, varying shades of pink and red (from ultra-pale to neon) look fresh, modern, and delightfully out of the ordinary. Shop our favorite blush-hued pieces from Stella McCartney, Topshop, Carven, and more, below.

1. Topshop knitted rib textured jumper, $76, available at

2. Wildfox Kitten 56-mm sunglasses, $179, available at

3. Stella McCartney Jodie floral-jacquard miniskirt, $628, available at

4. Frasier Sterling distressed wood bracelets with multicolor tassels, $80 for three, available at

5. Carven coral suede ankle strap bow pumps, $590, available at

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EXCLUSIVE: The Prada Dress We Will Probably Dream About Forever



If you have an extra $27,000 to spare, you could buy a car… or this stunning Prada dress. For Spring ’14, Prada enlisted Swiss lace-makers to create a very small, very special selection of macrame dresses, which debut exclusively here on Our favorite? This black guipure lace shift dress with cobalt, petal pink, and orange accents. If anyone could make those colors look out of this world, it’s Miuccia Prada. If you’re in the market for something super special, we suggest you act fast – these limited-edition styles won’t last long.

Prada Macrame Dress, $27,000, available in select Prada boutiques. For more information, visit

Photo: Courtesy of Prada 

Analyzing Helmut Lang’s Lasting Influence


Kate Moss Helmut LangIn our new Throwback Thursdays video, Tim Blanks remembers Helmut Lang’s Spring 2005 show, a collection that wound up being the Austrian designer’s last for the label he founded. In the clip, Blanks calls Lang “the master of minimalism—possibly the most influential designer of his time, because what he did was such a clear reaction to what had come before. He changed the way clothes looked. He changed the way shows and models looked.” Now, nearly 10 years later, Lang remains a touchstone for a new generation of designers, who look to develop and interpret his ideas in the same way that a previous generation looked to the work of Yves Saint Laurent.

Watch the Throwback Thursday video with Tim Blanks here.

Here, a slideshow of the ways Lang continues to inspire today.