Spring Summer 2006

Photographer: Inez & Vinoodh
Art Director: Ezra Petronio
Stylist: Suzanne Koller
Casting: Kim Basinger, Camilla Belle


This season, we again find ourselves captured in a special moment in time. The location is a historically relevant space filled with memory and private aura. The cast, two contrasted and uniquely beautiful women who personify different aspects of a feminine ideal. The process is about capturing an intimate moment of creative energy, where we stand witness to the complex relationship between past, future, and contemporary interpretations of femininity and beauty.

The cross fertilization between fashion and other artistic communities has always been the essence of Miu Miu. This season, with Kim Basinger and Camilla Belle, Miuccia Prada expands even further her vision and perception of beauty and femininity, representing the freedom and possibilities that fashion is about. The Miu Miu woman is a being both sensual and intellectually engaging. She possesses an innate elegance and a very strong personal style. She is a woman with convictions and integrity.

The location, the Mistinguett room in Paris was specifically chosen as a historically relevant backdrop to a timeless story. Hidden on the left bank of Paris, the room is filled with the memory and charm of the Mistinguett herself, a performer, who was inspiring as one of the earliest feminist and progressive woman in the early 1900’s.

The result is cinematic. Each actress finds herself in a very palpable world of exploration, the obvious creative tension highlighting each of their unique beauty and personality, enabling both women to reveal their strength of character. The combination of Kim Basinger and Camilla Belle together act as indices into the borderless world of Miuccia Prada’s vision of beauty and femininity.