Images by Kristian Dowling
Posts for April 28th 2008
>> Miuccia Prada loves her art as much as the next designer — maybe even more, considering that she's about to build a new headquarters to house her 500 piece contemporary art collection.
My favorite piece of art she's commissioned, however, is The Slide No. 5, a transparent slide by German artist Carsten Höller that connects Miuccia's Milanese office to the parking lot below. Finally, a picture of the much-storied tube — isn't it funny to imagine Miuccia hopping in it and whooshing down, curls flapping behind her?
>> Another familiar face has been revealed as a participant to Vogue Italia's all-black-model issue: Liya Kebede (left). She's shooting with Steven Meisel today, and then heading off to Europe in June for another movie role.
This time, the role will be a stretch. She'll be playing Somalian model Waris Dirie (right), who was the face of Chanel Allure perfume and appeared in the Pirelli calendar twice.
The movie, Desert Flower, is based on Waris' autobiography of the same name which chronicles her childhood in the Somali desert, her entrance into modeling, and her role as a United Nations spokeswoman against circumcision.