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Castello CavalcantiNov 13 2013

Wes Anderson did a short film for Prada. The film contains race cars, Jason Schwartzman, Italy, and tweeness.

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Lost Prada glasses, Brooklyn, NY, an experimentMar 21 2008

Lost Prada glasses, Brooklyn, NY, an experiment in internet chivalry.

The reading glasses pictured below were found on Friday, March 21, 2008 on Prospect Park West, on the side of the park, somewhere between 9th and 12th streets around 8:00 a.m.. Instead of just leaving them there waiting to be crushed by a Bugaboo or bike, or chewed up by a dog or pigeon, they were picked up in hopes of finding their rightful owner. All through the magic of the internet and the generous linkage of those interested in solving a good cause.

Jourdan Dunn was the first black modelFeb 20 2008

Jourdan Dunn was the first black model to walk the catwalk for Prada since Naomi Campbell in 1997. "Wow, it's been a while" is right.

Crazy story about a woman who bumpsJun 18 2007

Crazy story about a woman who bumps into the woman who stole her identity in a Starbucks. A chase ensues. "She had bad teeth and looked like she hadn't bathed. I thought, 'You're buying Prada on my dime. Go get your teeth fixed.'"

The Prada mobile phone.Jan 18 2007

The Prada mobile phone.

Interview with Miuccia Prada and Rem KoolhaasApr 19 2006

Interview with Miuccia Prada and Rem Koolhaas on the occasion of the reopening the of Soho store here in NYC. In it, she rebuts the rumor that she might do a design for H&M. And 3.5 years on, Prada still doesn't know what to do with their web site. (thx, anne)

Rumor has it that Miuccia Prada mightApr 19 2006

Rumor has it that Miuccia Prada might design some clothing for H & M.

LevelsNov 14 2005

When you read up on Hong Kong prior to visiting, most guides make mention of the different levels of the city. Physical levels, that is.[1] The city proper is built on a hill and there are so many tall buildings that you quickly lose interest in counting all of them; imagine Nob Hill in San Francisco, except with skyscrapers. The famous escalator cuts through the city up the hill; the change in elevation over its short span is impressive, especially when you get to the top and realize you're actually only a few horizontal blocks from where you started.

Much of the HK's retail and dining is vertically oriented; there's just not enough storefront real estate to contain it all. You'll typically find restaurants on the 3rd or 4th floor of buildings and 3- to 6-level malls jammed with retail stores are everywhere; the Muji we went to was on level 7 of Langham Place. Skyways connect buildings together -- as do subways -- so much of the foot traffic in some areas isn't even on the street level. Cars and buses (with two levels) zoom on highways passing over city streets and other highways, past the midlevels of buildings just a block or two away and down the hill. As a pedestrian, you can find yourself staring up at a 50-story building in front of you and then turning slightly to peer into the 15th floor of a building 2-3 blocks away. It's a disorienting sensation, being on the ground level and the 15th floor at the same time, as if the fabric of space had folded back onto itself. Many people aren't used to negotiating cities so intensively 3-D, particularly when all the maps reinforce the Flatlandness of the city grid.

[1] Well, not entirely physical. There are economic levels for one; the woman selling eggs on the street for a couple of HK$ each while tourists shop for Prada and Burberry only blocks away. You've got British culture over Chinese culture...and then Chinese culture layering back over that since the handover in 1997. You've got different levels of authenticity, from the fake electronics & handbags to the real Chanel cosmetics & Swarovski crystal, from the more touristy, mediated experiences to the hidden corners of real Hong Kong.

They're building a Prada store just outsideOct 07 2005

They're building a Prada store just outside the town of Valentine, TX (population: 187) with no door. It's art!

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