fig. 1 Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2008
fig. 2 Miu Miu Fall/Winter 2006
fig. 3 Pierre & Gilles St. Sebastian Of The Sea, 1994
fig. 4 Robert Mapplethorpe Leatherman #1, 1970
fig. 5 Pablo Picasso Seated Harlequin, 1923
fig. 6 Pablo Picasso Suite Vollard, 1933
fig. 7 Pablo Picasso Minotauromachy, 1935
fig. 8 Comme des Garçons Dazed & Confused, 1998
fig. 9 Miu Miu Fall/Winter 2001
fig. 10 Miu Miu Spring/Summer 2004
fig. 11 Miu Miu Fall/Winter 2005
fig. 12 Miu Miu Spring/Summer 2007
fig. 13 Miu Miu Fall/Winter 2002
‘I am your biggest fear’ - it felt like an apologetic shout-out to the world, to the fashion critic and to competing houses. A loving hint towards Marc Jacobs and Rei Kawakubo, which in itself turned into critique.
‘I am better than you’ - it felt like a slap in the face. Miuccia is playing with her contemporaries, using the same toys and tools. Eventually not only winning but exceeding anyone’s skill and achievements.
‘I want your money’ - and soul. Look 28, the harlequin, voiced a consumerist promise against the wallets of us customers. Targeting both profiles: the dedicated Prada man and the long time missed Miu Miu boy.
I had the dark feeling the angry sailor parade will be her last collection. But maybe it was just a resurrection.