Parsons The New School for Design hosted its annual Fashion Benefit red carpet event on Wednesday, May 23.
Watch Prada's "Real Fantasy" AW'12
Melding antiquity with the intergalactic, this season the Prada man and woman live in a “world” all of their own. In this Prada fantasy, Miuccia's avatars explore landscapes with a somber wanderlust. One can’t help but think that the classic silhouettes in the women’s pantsuits and men’s top coats received 3-D embellishments to hint at a 3-D future rich with unimagined hope. Or perhaps in this dismantled environment, the rattling embellishments are the only way for the Prada man and woman to communicate. Such interpretations are left up to the video’s voyeur, showing that for Miuccia’s message, the medium is always in the clothing.
By Michael Costa