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Prada Hardcover – 14 Dec 2009

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  • Hardcover: 704 pages
  • Publisher: Fondazione Prada; 1 Box Slp edition (14 Dec. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 888702944X
  • ISBN-13: 978-8887029444
  • Product Dimensions: 25.1 x 6 x 34.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 224,556 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Fashion designer Miuccia Prada inherited the Prada company in 1978, and with her husband entrepreneur Patrizio Bertelli built it into one of the world's leading and innovative fashion and design companies. Prada brings to her work a deep commitment to the visual and performing arts, a history of political activism on the left, and an openness to new materials and ideas. Michael Rock is a founding partner and creative director of the award-winning design firm 2x4 in New York and Professor of Design at the Yale University School of Art. Sung Joong Kim is a designer at 2x4.


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This book is beautiful. From opening the box and removing the book from its Prada case it oozes quality. The book isn't just visuals with written details about the production, designs and each aspect of Prada from initial ideas through to point of sale. Very heavy but quite a book to treasure with good information.
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Prada was established in 1913 by Mario Prada and his brother Martino as a leather goods shop in Milan. Initially, the shop sold leather goods and imported English steamer trunks and handbags. Miuccia Prada joined the company in 1970, eventually taking over for her mother in 1978. She released a shoe line in 1984, and in 1985 released the "classic Prada handbag" that became an overnight sensation.

In 1989 Prada launched its first women's ready-to-wear collection, the designs came to be known for their dropped waistlines and narrow belts and Prada's popularity skyrocketed. Prada's originality made it one of the most influential fashion houses and the brand became a premium status symbol in the 1990’s. Men's ready-to-wear collections were launched in the mid 1990’s.

Prada is the first book that documents three decades of fashion, architecture, film and art including the work of the design studio and the workshop. The book documents the craftsmanship of the factories, it has images of the fashion shows and it gives an overview of all Prada's collections with thumbnail pictures of many different looks. The book isn't all visuals it does have some written details about the production, designs and each aspect of Prada from initial ideas through to point of sale.

I can’t say in all honesty that I like all of Prada’s work, at times their use of fabrics, the silhouette, colour and pattern choices are not always to my taste and I find some of their footwear and bags ugly. I don't feel this book will be for everyone. But if you collect, wear or just appreciate Prada then you must have this book, which is beautifully presented with true Prada styling.
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This is a most for anybody who likes fashion,but especially Prada. The book is beautiful though out with plenty of fashion to make your mouth water. And the price is well worth it,mind you want do you expect from Amazon.
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Massively expensive elsewhere, a bargain from Amazon.

Beautifully made, a real journey through a fashion house across time and trends, styles and events. Not your average puff piece coffee table book.
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Utterly luxurious on every level and a great coffee table fashion book- given to a fashionista pal and hugely loved - the current vogue gown book gets equal numbs up too .
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