Collection Online
Medium
wool, viscose, polyester, glass, metal
Measurements
101.5 cm (centre back) 56.5 cm (sleeve length)
Place/s of Execution
Italy
Inscription
label, inside centre back neckline, woven in black on blue acetate: PRADA / MILANO
Accession Number
2014.490
Department
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased with funds donated by the Bertocchi family, 2014
© Prada, Milan
Gallery location
Not on display
About

Coat, from Prada’s critically acclaimed spring–summer 2014 collection, captures Miuccia Prada’s aesthetic and the strong feminist themes regularly present in her work which reflect her background in political science. As the designer has said, ‘I was concerned with women and the strength of women. We are here, we are strong, we are visible, we are kind of fighters … I wanted to give encouragement, to be out there … I want to inspire women to struggle’. The decorative bra becomes a signifier of women’s power within a constrained, classic silhouette.