February 4, 2017


Prada's Fall 2012 show featured a diabolical collection of East German-inspired fashions. Donning the guise of villains, a number of A-list stars stopped the show with a maniacal catwalk strut worthy of the best 007 baddies. In the world of 007 movies, of course, evil masterminds have traditionally worn Nehru suits (see Spy Vibe's spotlight HERE), but these long frocks, reminiscent of military topcoats and trench coats, gave the collection a great vintage, formal vibe. Apparently many of the fabrics were not traditional (like denim), mixing the contemporary and past into what Miuccia Prada intended as a "parody of male power". Between the dramatic piano soundtrack chosen by Prada, the fur-like collars, and thick round glasses, the designs harkened back to the early part of the 20th Century. These brooding dudes would have been perfect in a Feuillade serial like Fantomas or Judex, on the set of a gothic horror, or hatching fiendish plots in a steampunk thriller. Gary Oldman, Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brodie and other stars appear around 7:50 in the video below. Enjoy!

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