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Letter Men, Prada’s Calling


For her acid-bright Spring 2011 shows, Miuccia Prada sent bold colors and workmanly shapes down both her men’s and women’s runways. But for the guys, she threw in an additional detail—bags and belt-slung sacs embroidered with oversized, varsity-jacket-style lettering (left). Now, the catwalk comes to stores. Starting January 15, backpacks, trolleys, and shopping bags in saffiano leather or camouflage print can be customized with made-to-order multicolored saffiano leather letters (right). The service will be available on and at twelve Prada stores worldwide. And while the letters were shown on the gents last September, we see no reason why a monogram-loving lady shouldn’t get in on the game, too.

Photos: Marcio Madeira/; Courtesy of Prada

Prada To China, A New Face (Maybe) At Paco Rabanne, “Mr. Armani’s Probably Gonna Kill Me,” And More…


Prada is Beijing bound. The Italian label is the latest to take its show on the road to China, where Miuccia Prada will present her Spring ’11 women’s collection (left)—with a few pieces created especially for the event—on January 22. [WWD]

The rumor mill is churning again, and this time it’s about the house of Paco Rabanne. Is Indian designer Manish Arora—a spangle-favoring boundary-pusher championed by Browns’ Joan Burstein—slated to helm the house’s return to ready to wear and revive its fortunes? [Racked]

Victoria Beckham’s bags apparently cause as much of a stir as her tabloid-friendly goings and comings in L.A. Her new accessories debuted this morning on Net-A-Porter—and sold out before noon. [@NETAPORTER]

Speaking of hard-to-get accessories, two lucky Parisian fans walked away from a Lady Gaga show with the Lady’s own mirrored Armani heels. “Mr. Armani’s probably gonna kill me,” she said, before tossing them into the audience. Video right this way. [Huffington Post]

And collab-a-minute Opening Ceremony has just announced its next group project: A line with Maison Martin Margiela. For the real challenge, we want to see Humberto and Carol team up with the reclusive Monsieur Margiela himself. [WWD]

In A Pickle, A New Report On Retail’s Heavy Hitters, Kate To The Stage, And More…


Because—sigh—we’re still interested in such things despite our better judgment, we must dutifully report that Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is dressing up as a sexy pickle for Halloween. (She has an avowed appetite for the things.) Our suggestion for next year: turnip. [WWD]

A new feature on the financial-management site allows users to see the average amount spent at various stores nationwide, based, it says, “on data aggregated anonymously from over 4 million users.” The top shop for clothes/accessories/jewelry in New York? Prada, with an average per-visit spend of $639.87. [ via Fashionista]

Kate Moss, who is no stranger to a microphone—she’s been guesting on albums and warbling for as long as she’s been dating rockers—took to the stage in Qatar, where she belted out Gershwin’s “Summertime” to an appreciative crowd. [Page Six]

And he may be a fictional character, but that’s not stopping him from releasing a book of his wit and wisdom. Sterling’s Gold by Mad Men‘s Roger Sterling—a.k.a. silver fox John Slattery—comes out mid-November. In recent episodes of the show, Sterling’s been shown struggling to complete it; looks like he’s just about wrapped it up. [Arts Beat]

Creature Comfort


One of the great pleasures, in our humble opinion, of the end of fashion month—besides the much-deserved nap, of course̵is going through all of Tommy Ton’s street-style pics to see who wore what, when, and where. Here in the office, we’re agog over the Nicholas Kirkwood for Peter Pilotto De Stijl-style heels with tie-dye socks, Catherine Baba’s endless collection of turbans, the predominance of Prada’s pre-fall camo prints, the models still in their runway makeup. But this gremlin purse (above) may be the most surprising thing we’ve seen throughout the whole crazy month—which is surely deserving of a tip of the hat. Needless to say, the complete TT slideshow is well worth a long and considered reflection.

Photo: Tommy Ton

When In Scotland…


No question: The Scots know their way around a kilt. More so than, say, the Milanese. So when Miuccia Prada decided to make a kilt, she went to the masters—and Prada’s “Made In…” program was born.

Inspired by her world-travelling grandfather, Mario, Prada canvassed the globe for artisans with whom to collaborate on traditional apparel pieces. The result is four “Made In” collections that pay tribute to the specific expertise of the regions. Prada Made in Scotland will be a collection of traditional tartan wool kilts, made in workshops that use centuries-old techniques (above). Made in India focuses on chikan, an ancient Indian embroidery. Made in Japan will be denim, for custom orders in a variety of cloths and washes. And Made in Peru, traditional campesino alpaca knits.

And while they may be geographically specific, they’re still Prada. That means you can bet they’ll work just fine with, say, a banana-print top—which is, these days, apparently the Milanese specialty.

Photo: Courtesy of Prada