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First impressions at Prada: Cruel shoes and crinkled cotton

September 23, 2008 |  5:00 pm

Rage_prada14 First thoughts from the front row at Prada's spring show: steamy hot  Deep South, sweat rolling down your back, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," shedding your "skin" for summer, "Mad Women" letting loose. Rage_prada23_2

Fabulous red-and-white mermaid and fish print skirts, bra tops and jackets in crinkled cotton. No ironing required, living life half undressed, leaving the city and the office behind.

Agonizing shoes, platform snakeskin pumps worn over bow-back Peds. Would have been better to kick them off and go barefoot.

That's summer, that's freedom.

-- Booth Moore

Photos: A model turns her ankle and is caught by a front-row audience member at Prada's Spring/Summer 2009 runway show today in Milan, Italy. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times.

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