Manolo says, ayyyyyyy! Say it ain’t so, Miuccia!
Miuccia Prada, as one of fashion’s most innovative designers, is no stranger to being copied. Recently, however, it seems that she’s turned the tables and is doing a bit of copying of her own — or at least a member of her accessories team is. Check out these shoes from Prada’s Miu Miu line:
Not only does the style recall the patent leather, peeptoe pump that the brilliant shoe designer Christian Louboutin elevated to fashion ubiquity over the last few seasons (see both platform and standard versions below), but Miu Miu has imitated the red Louboutin sole as well.
Ayyyyyy! The worst part of this affront is that the Miu Miu version does not look half as good as the Louboutin.
This side-by-side comparison shows the clear influence of the Louboutin.
It is also is demonstrative of something the Manolo often talks about, of how the slight variations in shape and material can reduce the sublime form to something more pedestrian.
In all, the Manolo is sadly disappointed with the Prada, something which has been too common of late.