Miuccia Prada's overdose of lace on her Fall 2008 line was like doillies on acid. At every turn, I felt assaulted by the sheer paradox (pun intended) of her line: on the one hand, the staid high collars and the predominance of Catholic black and white seemed something out of The Sound of Music; yet the naughty location of lace and the thick black chains on the bags seemed to scream Halloween in the Village. And in typical Prada mode, her pumps were startlingly architectural, her bags wildly covetable, and her eyeglasses extremely futuristic. It is the eclectic mix that she's known for, and while there is so much lace that a gal can take (even a feminine one such as myself), you have to hand it to Prada's neverending ability to surprise the fashionati.
1. All prim and (somewhat) proper: