fashionista friday-miuccia prada

-born may 10, 1949 in milan– the youngest grandaughter of mario prada, founder of the company

-graduated with a phd in political science, she later became a known member of the communist party

-after taking over the company in 1978, they have become one of the most influencial and powerful fashion houses to date

-shortly after taking over, she became well respected after creating the first line of black nylon bags for prada that are still around today

-in 1989, she created her first rtw collection for prada

-miu miu was introduced in 1992 as a lesser expensive version of prada that mirrors miuccia’s personal stlye

-her husband, patrizio bertelli, is behind the commercial and retail side of the brand

-the house now includes brands such as fendi, helmut lang, and azzedine alaia

*fun fact: she went to teatro picco to be a mime for 5 years

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