Miu Miu Cruise is the Hostess with the Mostess

Miu Miu Cruise is the Hostess with the Mostess

Miuccia Prada curates an infectiously buzzworthy affair full of icons and stars alike.

Miuccia Prada curates an infectiously buzzworthy affair full of icons and stars alike.

Text: MATHIAS ROSENZWEIG

It seems that JOMO—“Joy of Missing Out”—is on its way to replacing FOMO in the millennial vernacular. But good luck feeling that way after scrolling through photos of the Miu Miu 2019 Cruise show from Paris on Saturday.

There was a playful vibe in Hotel Regina’s lobby and lounges, where guests sat on barstools and plush velvet sofas and mingled with each other as they awaited the show. Editors and VIPs were seated with a key whose chain read “Miu Miu Club”, a harbinger for the show that was about to come. In about a day, Miuccia Prada casted a runway full of her famous friends. This included everyone from the models—Kaia, Naomi, Adwoa—to Hollywood’s elite—Kate Bosworth, Uma Thurman, Chloë Sevigny, etc. The audience whooped and cheered, shouting out the models’ names as they sauntered in an out of rooms. The interactions broke a fourth wall between the models and audience that typically keeps shows feeling overly formal. Thurman in particular won the crowd over, spinning and winking at the show’s guests as she worked each room.

As for the clothes, Miuccia focused on day, night and bed. There was a myriad of leopard print and ostrich feathers, typical of satin nightgowns, in places you normally wouldn’t find them (think: the bottom of denim skirts). Typical of Miu Miu, pieces also had distinctive print patterns featuring animals like songs birds and kittens that will, similar to her bananas, become iconic in their own right. Within the context of the hotel, the models looked regal in a way that was reminiscent of 1920s Hollywood glamour. Her namesake’s collection isn’t dry by any means, but Miu Miu clearly allows Miuccia to explore her creative side with less restrictions.

After the show, guests stayed at the Miu Miu Club for dinner and cocktails. Thurman relaxed at the bar while Miuccia celebrated and hosted her many guests. The city was already beaming with the energy of gay pride and France’s defeat over Argentina in the World Cup. Miuccia Prada created a moment in which fashion was fun again, your fellow hotel guests included some of the most inspiring women in the world, and one could get a buzz without needing a cocktail—although they certainly did help.

Credits: IMAGES VIA VOGUE

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