Let's be very honest, I do not buy Prada, Dior, Lanvin etc. unless its on gilt.com or at a Barney's warehouse sale. However, I do like to prance around like it is totally normal for me to do so. Ahhh, all the years of working for free shoes and no sleep in the crazy machine we call the fashion industry DID actually pay off. Pun intended.
As many of us fashion flunkies know, it is that in exchange for our souls we were able to go to fabulous parties and mingle with all of those people we now know we don't want to be like at all.
My point is that this picture is not only an amazing play on the upcoming camouflage trend for fall, but also a reminder that I was living (read:working 22 hours a day) in NYC and attended the much discussed opening of the Prada Soho store in 2001(ish). Holler if you remember they actually shut down the streets around the store and the party flowed right through to Mercer Hotel?! It was one of those New York moments.
Cut to today. The insane visual team uses models on a grand staircase as an art exhibit, which is astounding because of the physical retail space they take up alone (read: there is no way this store makes enough money to cover costs*). Alas, here we are discussing.
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*what we call a "Loss Leader" people.