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Prada F/W 2012 Geometric Print Crystal & Plexi Embellished Maxi Vest
Muccia Prada, the visionary behind the Italian house of Prada, is known for her subversive approach to fashion. She famously introduced the use of nylon to high fashion in the 1990s, giving luxury a new dimension that was free from traditional ideas. Describing her creative process as “always trying to go against the rules, the cliché” in an interview for Vogue, Muccia has consistently created unique designs that feel contemporary years after their debut.
The Prada 2012 Fall/Winter collection went beyond mainstream futuristic fashion trends to deliver a compelling lineup of “virtual princesses” in an array of embellished suits, sleeveless coatdresses, and other tailored garments. Complete with sleek, Japanese manga inspired dip dyed hair, heavily lined eyes, and glittering cat-eye sunglasses, these virtual princesses were compelling avatars of Prada’s desire to convey “the pleasure of fashion.” As seen as look #37 on that season’s runway and in an ad campaign photographed by Steven Meisel, this sensational maxi vest is quintessential Prada at its best.
Done in a luxurious silk and wool blend, this beautifully tailored maxi vest features a geometric jacquard print in rich tones of black, white, and lavender grey. The sleeveless design begins with a scoop neckline and falls from the shoulders to a straight hem just below the knee, creating an A line silhouette.
The vest closes with a single metal ball button closure near the neckline, allowing the vest to overlap at the bust and torso before opening to a long, elegant slit. Two long origami-like side pleats at the back of the vest add depth and structure while emphasizing the line from the shoulder, giving this vest a regal feel.
Size 42 IT
Size estimate: Medium
Bust: 36 inches
Waist: 38 inches
Length: 43 inches
The front of the vest is adorned with white plexi, metal, and crystal embellishments arranged in large diamond and triangle shapes that complement the print beneath, giving the eye something new to appreciate at each angle. A special addition to the discerning fashion lover’s wardrobe, this incredible maxi vest can easily be styled as part of a layered pant and dress ensemble as seen on the runway and is the perfect choice for a gala, wedding, or special occasion.
This 2012 Prada maxi vest is fully lined in black silk and closes with a single metal ball button closure at the center front placket. The print is signed ‘Prada’ throughout. In excellent condition, it has been professionally eco dry cleaned and pressed. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.