I love a flashback to the runway shows of the ’90s! Vogue.com has an expansive archive and the site just released images of Prada’s catwalks from the decade: naturally I’m salivating. Their Spring ’92 show featured none other than Naomi Campbell, Yasmeen Ghauri, Helena Christensen, and more.
The collection is much more pared-down than the iconic Italian fashion house’s current wares: playing on the streamlined silhouettes of the decade and the minimalist vibe that pulsed through so much of ’90s design. A halter crop top, high-waist wrap mini, and peep-toe mules felt decidedly modern on Naomi, while a pleated LWD on Helena Christensen is a reflection of the brand’s timelessness: if anyone still has the latter hanging in their closet, they’re surely wearing it this Summer.
A silky, yet slightly wrinkled button-front shirt and matching bottoms on Linda Evangelista put a flirty spin on menswear, and felt like a page from Rihanna’s style book. And the assortment was punctuated by a slew of all-white looks—clearly the idea isn’t new.
A leggy, tiered playsuit with contrast wave trim felt like a preview of Prada’s zany, present offerings, though bold ensembles like that were few and far between. It’s really amazing to see how the fashion house has evolved in almost twenty-five years.
I’m currently obsessed with a strapless, plaid wide-leg jumpsuit: it is truly one of the most chic pieces I’ve seen this year…and it was made over two decades ago. And if you look closely behind Yasmeen, you can see Andre Leon Talley, Anna Piaggi, and Suzy Menkes taking in the show from the front row. Fashion royalty who have been in the game forever!
Until next Friday…check out the entire collection here.
Thoughts on Prada’s Spring 1992 collection?