A look back at the women who inspire the influential Italian designer
Miuccia Prada was born on May 10, 1949 in Milan, Italy as Maria Bianchi Prada. Although she was the youngest granddaughter of Mario Prada, a luggage designer to the Milanese elite, she did not enter the family business until she felt the company became stagnant in 1978. Previously, she attended the University of Milan where she was known as a feminist and member of the Italian Communist Party, received her PhD in political science, and trained as a mime at Piccolo Teatro. In 1985, she reimagined Prada merchandise with her own designs, most notably introducing black nylon bags with minimal labeling. Without any formal fashion training, Prada transformed her family business into a multibillion dollar fashion powerhouse. Although the elusive designer has famously declined to name her official muses, ahead are the people who have most inspired Prada.
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