When Prada sent looks down the runway emblazoned with colorful, mural-style portraits, there was a pretty immediate sense that this was the type of collection that wouldn’t translate off the catwalk. Apparently, celebs and one high-profile editor didn’t listen. Anna Wintour was the first to boldly sport a piece from the unique presentation. Her white furry coat with the immediately recognizable face print was accented by black knee-high boots last month at the Girls Season 3 Premiere in New York City. Michelle Dockery also stepped out in the mural-inspired collection, opting for an embellishment-free take of a sweetheart strapless dress at Entertainment Weekly’s SAG Awards Pre-Party later that month. The Downton Abbey actress accessorized with a Calvin Klein clutch and black Brian Atwood pumps. For the London unveiling of Cuban Fury late last week, Rashida Jones went with the fashion house’s printed slip dress. Red Kurt Geiger London Anja pumps capped off the look.
It really is surprising how well the dresses have held up off the runway when all those extras have been stripped away. Sure, the looks aren’t for everyone, but now we have proof positive that a variety of what was presented is actually wearable. Do you agree or do you think Prada’s Spring 2014 line should have stayed up on the catwalk?