Prada’s fabulous Baker girls

Prada spring/summer 2011
Directed by: Steven Meisel

Prada’s spring/summer 2011 collection was one of the standouts of the season, from its bold colour palette to its graphic stripes and prints. Don’t even start me on those sunhats—Miss Prescott requires one in every colour.

And if you’re going to channel the spirit of Josephine Baker in your collection, it makes sense that your collection video features models dancing and gyrating in Baker’s unpredictable manner.

Baker’s banana skirt is replaced by a gorgeous woodcut-style banana print but her slicked-down Marcel-wave hair is front and centre. The video features the moves of models Tati Cotliar, Kinga Razjak, Arizona Muse, Mariacarla Boscono and Zuzanna Bijoch doing their best to keep up with Ratatat’s track “Mirando”.

But even better than this straightforward campaign video is this slightly more trippy video, Real Fantasies, directed by James Lima. It features artworks by OMA/Rem Koolhaas, Alexander Reichart and Fausto Fantinuoli. Amazing.

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