51 posts tagged "Miuccia Prada"
Marc Jacobs was the guest of honor at the WWD CEO Summit dinner last night. With Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, Olivier Theyskens, and Pamela Love, among other New York design stars, looking on, Jacobs sat down with WWD’s Bridget Foley for an engaging interview that ranged from subjects like his favorite living designer (Miuccia Prada) and current projects (a beauty line with Sephora) to his recent absence from Page Six (“Kanye and Kim have taken my thunder,” he said) to the virtues of living in New York City in the pre-cell-phone age. “Everything felt like a first. It didn’t get tired,” Jacobs said. “Now it’s different, but then there were places where young artistic people could live. Madonna performed at the Roxy before anyone knew who Madonna was. Or Jean-Michel Basquiat. So many people were coming up. There were pockets of creativity. And all of that seemed new. And it was pre-computers, too, so people actually talked to each other, and they did go to clubs. I don’t think there were iPhones or text messaging, so everybody either talked to each other or ignored each other, but they did it face-to-face.”
Describing the nonstop work as “like one prolonged day” between now and the Louis Vuitton show in early March, Jacobs alluded to an upcoming meeting about his Louis Vuitton contract. “So the contract,” Foley said, pressing him for more information, but Jacobs demurred. “We’re discussing that this week,” he said, as if to indicate that anything could still happen. When his boss at Louis Vuitton, Bernard Arnault, came up another time, Jacobs was more forthcoming. “I always feel like Babe the Pig, with the farmer, where Mr. Arnault will say, ‘That’ll do, Pig.’ He was very pleased with [Daniel] Buren [our Spring collaborator], and he was very pleased with the train [from Fall 2012]; he’s been a lot more forthcoming. But there’s been a good ten out of fifteen years where it was, ‘That’ll do, Pig.’ “
At the end of the interview, Foley invited the audience to ask questions. Martha Stewart was among the guests who spoke up. “I asked my Twitter followers what they’d like to know,” she began, “and they asked, Who’s your greatest inspiration? And if you cook, and your favorite color.”
“I love red, I don’t cook at all, and who inspires me? Well, all of the people I work with inspire me, and my friends inspire me. I couldn’t give you one name.”
Stewart pressed, “They also asked, Who’s your favorite porn star?”
“Well, my favorite ex-porn star,” he said, “is a guy named Eddie.”
There wasn’t anything inherently minimal about the metallic leather judo socks and Japanese floral-print furs, bags and frocks in Miuccia Prada’s Spring 2013 collection. But simplicity—extreme simplicity—is precisely the concept behind the house’s Spring campaign, which debuts today exclusively on Style.com. Featuring some of our favorite women—like Eva Herzigova, Sasha Pivovarova, Amber Valletta, Raquel Zimmermann and more—the images, shot by Steven Meisel, do away with frills and thrills, letting Prada’s strong Spring stars (and clothes) shine.
Mrs. Prada went to Hollywood for her Fall ’12 menswear campaign—Willem Dafoe, Gary Oldman, Jamie Bell, and Garrett Hedlund, all of whom also walked in her Fall ’12 show—and she’s going back for Spring. The David Sims-shot campaign of Aaron Taylor-Johnson, late of Anna Karenina, sporting cherubic curls and Prada joggers (above), as well as Harvey Keitel, Benicio del Toro, and Dane DeHaan. Guess you can expect Prada credits on the red carpet for Kick-Ass 2 (hadn’t seen that sentence coming down the pike today).
Miu Miu is set to debut the fourth installment of its “Women’s Tales” short film series as part of the Venice Film Festival later this week. Miuccia Prada commissioned the project, which began last year with Zoe Cassavetes’ short The Powder Room), to celebrate young female directors from around the globe and explore feminine rituals and codes. After screening short movies by Cassavetes, Lucrecia Martel, and Giada Colagrande, Miu Miu will present director Massy Tadjedin’s It’s Getting Late Thursday night at Lido’s Sala Darsena. In the film, actresses Gemma Arterton, Rinko Kikuchi, Patricia Clarkson, and Aubrey Plaza get dressed up for a night out in Hollywood (wearing plenty of Miu Miu, of course). Before the crowds get to see the full film in Venice, Style.com has a first look at the trailer here. If you happen to be in Venice for the film festival, you can catch all of the project’s directors at live panel discussions in the Sala Tropicana on August 31 as part of Miu Miu’s Venice Days (a three-day showcase celebrating avant-garde cinema).