Prada Uomo Fall 2012

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Miuccia Prada

gave us an intellectually, tongue-in-cheek

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power play of drama, parody and textile.

Prada set the stage, literally, for a number of prominent big screen actors to include,

Adrien Brody

,

Willem Dafoe

,

Gary Oldman

,

Jamie Bell

and

Tim Roth.

Parody took the leading role as Prada toyed with the idea of a "parody of power." Using the actors as models was a genius move, of course, I wouldn't turn down Prada either.

From a distance, sartorial elegance reigned. The Edwardian-esque looks were handsome and rich. The models appeared substantial and important.

Up close, however, a different story unfolded. Interesting details are revealed with a touch of humor. For example, Prada used denim and cotton throughout the collection where from afar one would think she used fine wools. (Powerful men of this stature don't dress in denim.) Also, much of the ornate patterning, not what you'd expect; up close: repeated images of football helmets and Native American headdresses. Parody of power, indeed. Photos:

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[caption id="attachment_12259" align="aligncenter" width="320" caption="All Photos: Monica Feudi / Feudiguaineri.com"]

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