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Prada S/S 2011 Runway Look #28 Embroidered Beaded Modern Flapper Dress


Typically, Prada’s signature is artistic yet refined. The 2011 Prada Spring collection, described by the inimitable Miuccia Prada as “minimal baroque” drew on a number of sources of inspiration, including 17th-century artwork, flapper dresses, and Jazz age icon and actress Josephine Baker. The result was a spectacular collection that ranged from spaghetti-strapped dresses to cotton suits featuring bold stripes, bright colors, and eclectic prints in a youthful, stylish celebration of spring.

As seen as look #28 on that season’s runway, this phenomenal dress sold out upon release and was one of the most coveted looks from the collection. I especially love how Shala Monroque — personal muse and creative consultant to Miuccia Prada—styled the dress with bold accessories and an optional cardigan, as can be seen in the featured images.

Done in white cotton and emerald green embroidery, this modern, flapper-inspired dress offers a striking contrast of color and texture. It features a swirling embroidered design complete with the silhouette of a woman wearing a pineapple crown at the center front of the dress, which adds a delightful note of drama and panache.


Size: 38 IT

Size: XS/SML

Bust: 32 inches

Waist: 32 inches

Hips: to 34 inches

Length: 41 inches

The sleeveless design begins with thin shoulder straps and a modest V neckline, creating the perfect canvas for the embroidery which spans the central portion of the dress and artfully accentuates the natural lines of the body. The back and sides of the bodice are more revealing than the front, adding a sensual note that emphasizes the sophisticated nature of this dress.

The dress falls just above the knee in a straight hem, which is adorned with a bold fringe of chunky black and emerald green beads. A rare and special addition to the discerning fashion lover’s wardrobe, this incredible Prada dress is the perfect choice for a night out on the town and can easily be styled with a pair of heels and statement accessories.

This 2011 Prada dress is fully lined in white silk and slips on over the head for easy wear. 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.

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