The Pre-Fall Miu Miu collection come with chicness whcih you could practically costume a period movie. If a director and a wardrobe stylist got together and wanted to shoot a story about girls in New York City, say, sometime in the ’40s to early ’50s, they’d find clothes galore for teenage bobby-soxers and elegant Harlem ladies here.
It’s hardly a surprise to see Miuccia Prada picking a mid-20th-century vintage theme with so woven into the fabric of Miu Miu. Sometimes, she’ll veer to the ’60s, ’70s, or early ’80s, but this time her ideas seemed to stem from further back. For the uptown ladies: graceful ankle-length dresses, giant velvet silver-studded wedges, and glam teal-and white or pink-and-white fur coats and chubbies. For the ’50s teenagers: The entire kit of blanket-check wool A-line skirts, varsity jackets, and high-waisted blue jeans or brown corduroy workwear pants rolled up at the hems to display socks with chunky golf shoes or pointy low-heeled Mary Janes, and loads of furry or leather baseball caps.
It wasn’t exactly faithful to the period—Prada-isms like the deliberately perma-creased floral silk lining dresses, the character of the bags, and the jeweled embroideries give that away. But there’s tons of fun things to buy, and those ’40s dresses should have the Miu Miu faithful flocking.