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Prada Green Silk “No-back” Jewel Embellished Fall/Winter 1999


Prada has characteristically pushed boundaries. Fashion put forth by the brand often features a meticulous balance of modern edginess and a refined sophistication. Playing on the classic design inspiration of hard and soft, the Fall/Winter 1999 collection told a largely monochromatic story that bridged several additional opposites such as masculine//feminine and natural/man made through a combination of texture, transparency, and drape.

Done in a rugged army green, this Prada tank top is made from a delicate sheer silk embellished with black grommets and yellow circular and square jeweled studs throughout. The crew neckline and armholes are highlighted by a zig-zagged border of beading. At the hem, a row of larger square jewels ground the top. On the back, this top boasts an open-back that is secured by a Velcro strap. The top is lightly fitted around the bust and falls to an ever-so-slight flare at the hem.

Bringing together a variety of elements, this top is extremely versatile. It can easily be paired as a part of a casual day-to-night look or dressed up with a sleek jacket or blazer. This top can be seen in the featured images as look #42 from that season’s runway and as a part of the 1999 ad campaign.

Size estimate: P/XS

Bust: 31-32 inches, best fit on 32 A

Waist: up to 28 inches

Length: 21 inches

This top is fully lined in a lustrous brown silk and is finished with a combination of purl-stitching and silk binding. In good condition, there are signs of light wear and a small stain on the front. 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.

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