Of Corset

WWD, February 26, 2016

Overview

  “The corset is the symbol of femininity,” Miuccia Prada said after her show. But in Prada’s world, read into symbolism at your own risk. In the collection she showed on Thursday, Prada brought the corset into the open over precision-cut coats in mannish fabrics. As a woman, she noted, “You want to be an object and you want to be in command.” Why not say it with an outfit?   SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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