This is a long overdue post and one that is still worth writing because there is still time to pop into Pradasphere at Harrods.
But in case you don’t make it to the 4th floor of Harrods by May 29th 2014, here are some snapshots to give you a taste of the fabulousness of this Prada exhibition.
The exhibition is divided into sections akin to the Natural History Museum with the first area to explore being Origins.
And as you make your way around this space, which is normally known as the Georgian Restaurant, you discover the evolution of the Prada brand.
The whole thing is really quite amazing and I love the original Prada artefacts on display …
… as well as these beauties which give you a chance to browse past editorials. These books are especially stunning and if you have the time to take to look through them, I would suggest doing so. (Unfortunately, I arrived at the countdown to closing time and so attempted a quick flick through.)
Of course, there are also accessories and clothes on display …
… which include the beautiful dress from The Great Gatsby.
There is also a Prada timeline which gives you details on landmark dates as well as the names of artists, which the Prada Foundation has nurtured over time.
They include, Sam Taylor-Wood …
… Anish Kapoor …… and Laurie Anderson.
There is also a screening room which shows short films by Prada. I didn’t have a chance to see them this time round but it gives me a reason to pop in again.
In fact, this exhibition has something for everyone which is testimony to how influential Prada has been over the years in the arts and in the case of the Prada Transformer, architecture …
… as well as food, with the Marchesi Café. You can read about my lunch, here.
The whole exhibition was a revelation. I walked in thinking I knew what to expect and I walked out with layers of knowledge which were all a complete surprise to me. This is a great exhibition!
Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Rd, London SW1X 7XL.