If Miuccia Prada has her way, we’ll all be in coatdresses, low-belted and drop-waisted shifts, and calf-length boots, come fall. How to describe? With her, it’s very simple these days—on one level. For the past couple of seasons, like many designers, she’s rendered her collection down to a single message: In this case, a slightly sixties, vaguely Courrèges-like silhouette. The length hits where fashion hasn’t gone for a long time: four inches above the knee. The boots, patchworked from suede, snakeskin, and glitter, cling to the calf, ending in a snub-nosed toe and a blocky heel shaped into a surreally bulbous curve in the back. Each girl walked out with a little soft bag clutched almost anxiously under her right arm. Some were in furry bonnets, tied under the chin.
BY SARAH MOWER