Miuccia Prada, fierce feminist, born on May 10, 1949, is an Italian fashion designer that took the helm of the luxury house Prada in 1978, which was founded in 1913 by her grandfather Mario Prada.
Despite having a degree in Political Science, Miuccia joined the family business and along with her husband Patrizio Bertelli turned it into a $3 billion business.
Prada was known for its high-end suitcases and bags, popular among the Italian high class, but Miuccia was determined to take things further and in the 1980’s Prada started to produce nylon backpacks, to which followed Miuccia’s womenswear collection.
The year 1992 marked the creation of Miu Miu, the younger sister of Prada, a second line with more playful looks.
Miuccia’s mark is craved in both Prada and Miu Miu, being a reflection of her and the way the designer looks to fashion: as a weapon.
In 1995, with her husband, Miuccia founded an art foundation named Fondazione Prada.