Is it gimmicky to have a bunch of internationally famous actors walk in your runway show? Maybe. But so what? It’s fun. And most of the actors chosen to walk the runway for the Prada Fall 2012 Menswear show have the bearing of models, if not necessarily the looks. The theme was “power,” specifically, as Miuccia herself put it, the collection is “a parody of male power.” In that context, who better to rigidly and sternly walk these pieces down the runway than men like Willem Dafoe and Gary Oldman? There’s a vague Belle Epoque/military feel to the pieces (without being too literal) and that makes a perfectly on-point inspiration for examining male power. It’s a thoughtful, masculine, and slightly theatrical collection overall, which is exactly what one hopes for from Prada.
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