As of a few days ago, there were no celebrities walking the Miu Miu show. Then inspiration struck, and Miuccia Prada and her team started making calls, asking guests if they’d like to swap roles for a night.
“We called them in the morning, they jumped on the plane, and then they arrived—they all said yes,” the designer exclaimed.”
Guests of the Miu Miu show were the star of Stranger Thing’s Sadie Sink, Chloë Sevigny, Gwendoline Christie, Alexa Chung and Uma Thurman. And many many more.
Uma told me, ‘I’ve never had a decision so spontaneous since ages,’ ” Prada continued.
That idea of spontaneity was echoed in the Resort collection. This season’s Miu Miu woman was either stepping out to the local boulangerie in her pj’s and fluffy slippers or she was just home from a wild party, in a silk gown scattered with strass and a grandpa cardigan. Prada seemed turned on by that liminal state. She’s coming, she’s going, she’s on the threshold of something. The Regina Hotel, an old stalwart of the traveling fashion crowd whose popularity is coming around again, was the setting for the show. Most of the sheer pieces were layered over sporty bandeau tops and briefs in cheery prints.
The models and actresses wore their looks straight off the catwalk and into the crowd and in their spangly shifts and minis and dresses with deep cut-outs at the ribs they looked utterly right in the steamy Paris evening. Also: Rowan Blanchard’s satin gown with the asymmetrical gold leopard lamé strap will be getting its own star turn on a red carpet imminently.