Miuccia Prada checked her guests into Paris’s legendary Regina Hotel for a night of unapologetic freedom that set the tone for her Miu Miu Resort 19 collection.
While Miuccia Prada presented a collection that was fitting for day, night and all the hours in-between. For the woman that’s coming, going, or on the threshold or something, Miu Miu’s Resort 19 collection was about transition so where better to check in to than one of Paris’s oldest, most iconic hotels.
The Regina Hotel, an old stalwart of the traveling fashion crowd, was the setting for Miu Miu’s A-list studded Resort 19 show. “A hotel has mystery, intrigue, and stories,” simply explained creative director, Miuccia. Each of the 50 models entered the runway, which was set up in the hotel’s lobby, through the brass 1900’s revolving door with a little help from a handsome doorman.
THE GUEST LIST
The A-list count was just as high on the runway as it was off. Gwendoline Christie, Stranger Things’ Sadie Sink, Roman Polanski and Rowan Blanchard were ringside but on the runway Kate Bosworth (the first time the actress has walked a runway show), Naomi Campbell, Chloë Sevigny and Lily Collins all walked with long-time Miu Miu lover Uma Thurman closing the show.
Miuccia looked to spontaneity for her Resort collection, with contrasting looks suitable for a night in with silk PJ’s or Sixties-inspired negligees paired with fluffy slippers or outfits that are perfect for a wild party i.e. sequin mini dresses and silk duchess gowns. On the other spectrum, Miuccia also mixed in her love of retro-futuristic sportswear with zippered hot pants, boxy grandpa cardigans and wide-collared jackets in glossy leather and bleached denim.
Model’s held large leather suitcases in bright pop colors and a chintzy floral print (reminiscent of hotel wallpaper), but it was the fluffy slipper-like mules and Uma Thurman’s cats eye sunglasses that really stole the show.
THE SOUND TRACK
As model walked into the hotels’ foyer, Frédéric Sanchez curated show soundtrack played homage to the many sides to hotel life from polite lobby music to Madonna’s Justify My Love.
Editors and VIPs found a key to the bar, a members-only hangout for the night, placed on chairs — ranging from bar stools to plush armchairs — that were scattered throughout the lobby of the Belle Époque hotel. Uma Thurman sat with Polanski, artist Francesco Vezzoli and French filmmaker Agnes Varda and the models in Miu Miu all kept their Resort 19 looks on to party.
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