Radical comic book heroines at Prada and shimmering gilded supermodels at Versace: the high points of the seven days were woman-powered

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Rebecca May Johnson

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 – 2:32pm

Miuccia Prada brought in underground manga and zinester comic artists like London-based Brigid Elva to inject her tailoring-heavy collection with militant, activist Grrrl power (at least visually). For Sarah Mower at Vogue.com, it was ‘an empowering show’ in ‘the language of girls who would take their scissors to old dad coats, chop up old dresses to wear over trousers, and decorate themselves with protest pins and gig souvenirs.’ Mower observed that such girls probably wouldn’t be able to afford the Prada version, though.

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On a very different note, Donatella Versace blew everyone’s socks off with a glittering nostalgic celebration of her brother Gianni’s legacy. The Tribute collection marked 20 years since his murder, and no gilding was spared as Donatella revived Gianni’s most iconic designs. Indeed, she concluded the show with a fanfare of 1990s supermodels (Carla, Claudia, Helena, Naomi, Cindy) who stomped down the runway in gold chainmail dresses and ‘reduced the jaded fashion audience to gibbering fanbots’, according to Vanessa Friedman at The New York Times. Friedman herself was affected too, declaring that, ‘for one cathartic moment, you couldn’t think about anything else.’

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