22 September 2023

See Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch and more attend star-studded Prada show

22 September 2023

Scarlett Johansson, Kylie Jenner, Emma Watson and Benedict Cumberbatch were among celebrities from around the world who descended on Milan for the Prada spring/summer catwalk show.

American actor Johansson was dressed by Prada in a black minidress with cut-out detailing on the front.

The Black Widow star was wearing black sunglasses as she entered the striking Torre building, part of the Fondazione Prada art centre in Largo Isarco, southern Milan.

Cumberbatch, who was attending his first Prada show, donned a beige trench coat, cream printed shirt and black trousers.

The Sherlock star recently appeared in the brand’s autumn/winter advertising campaign alongside a host of other actors.

Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Jenner donned a high-neck black dress with a crystal skirt worn over the top.

The 26-year-old sat on the front row next to Spanish pop star Rosalía, who wore a preppy white shirt and grey sweater vest.

Harry Potter star Watson – who is an ambassador for Prada Beauty – wore a black halterneck minidress from the luxury label.

The arrival of K-Pop boy band Enhypen elicited screams from fans gathered outside the venue. The seven-strong group were dressed head to toe in Prada for the occasion.

Italian fashion influencer and entrepreneur Chiara Ferragni, wearing a red leather-look blazer and skirt, waved to the crowd and posed for photographers alongside her husband, rapper Fedez.

Setting the tone for the spring/summer 2024 collection, the show opened with a model wearing a grey jumpsuit featuring oversized, extra-long arms and super-short shorts.

Grey tailored looks featured heavily in the range designed by co-creative directors Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons, who seemed to be riffing on traditionally masculine and feminine fashion tropes.

Boxy blazers were tucked into trousers, giving the illusion of overalls, while prim pencil skirts (a Prada favourite) were topped with workmanlike jackets.

Fluidity was another theme, as suggested by the wall of clear goo that dripped from the ceiling in the middle of the catwalk.

A series of beautiful knee-length dresses in shades of beige, powder blue, mint green and blush pink were topped with diaphanous layers of fabric.

As models walked, the flowing fabric created a smoke-like aura around their bodies.

Pastel frocks aside, this was a decidedly dark spring collection, with a slew of black and grey shift dresses printed with white minimalist rosettes.

The only real hint of brightness came from the footwear – some models walked in scarlet, fuchsia and lime green court heels or ballet flats.

The majority of models, however, walked the runway in shiny black loafers with matching ankle socks.

There was a smattering of sparkle thanks to the silver bead embellishments on LBDs and short tasselled skirts were worn over shorts.

Punk rock played as the models took their final turn on the catwalk before Mrs Prada (as she’s known), Simons and design director Fabio Zambernardi appeared briefly to receive applause from the audience.

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