- Miuccia Prada's Fall accessories, some of the strongest in town, perfectly underscored the message of her wryly subversive runway collection, which took dowdy men's-suiting fabrics and hacked them into ’50s womanly shapes.
At her accessories showroom this week, the designer reinforced her deconstructed bourgeois vibe with pieces like alligator gloves (a key accoutrement for fall) and a new boxy handbag, so correct that it might have sat comfortably in the crook of Queen Elizabeth's arm—were it not for the unexpected tweed-on-leather bridle strap. Prada topped the look with deerstalker hats, in tweeds and in foulard scarf silks scattered with flowers—violets, carnations, and cabbage roses—like the curtains in an old-fashioned English country house. Those silks reappeared in the elegant stiletto-heeled shoe with a subtly shaped chisel toe, which recalls the fantasy footwear designed by Roger Vivier for Dior at the cusp of the ’60s. Another graphic silk print evoked the designs of swinging ’60s decorator David Hicks, and a stylized art nouveau motif also played the British anthem.
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For the money-no-object crowd, Prada repeated her shoe shapes in crocodile, tinted in mouthwatering Italian-ice-cream colors and sometimes finished with a sweet rosebud trim. Dainty not your thing? The designer's crocodile riding boots are some of the season's best. Other dressy shoe options included a square-toe platform (also in a slingback), made in delectable pastel satins, as well as all those ravishing prints.
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