Post Paris XXXI

A 'False Encyclopaedia' double feature with Bryan Rapp, discussing:
Miu Miu Fall/Winter 2013

"Wait a minute. What the hell do you call this?!"
– "Oh, I turned my jacket on inside-out."
"Well, you look like a damn fool!"

In the Seinfeld episode 'The Jacket', Jerry buys an expensive brown suede jacket. At one point he has to go outside while it rains, and to not ruin his new jacket, he turns it inside-out, exposing its candy-striped lining. And thus making a seemingly foolish impression.

The inside-out looking coats, dresses and skirts in the latest Miu Miu presentation with their lining-like, quilted and dotted fabrics, are all other than foolish. It's like the women in the 1940s had made a post-war re-work of the returning men's bomber jackets – turning it into masculine femininity.

In my imagination, in a certain way, it was Miuccia Prada dressing Franz Kafka's sister. Her latest Miu Miu collection was a psychological short story, dominated by conservative restraint. Each exit was composed as a study of women: pending between business woman (fur), air hostess (scarf), nurse (handbag) and 'Amüsiermädchen' (print). Almost like a staccato of feminine codes, evoking elements of fiction and subsequent eroticism. Schizophrenic but logical.

1. Miu Miu Fall/Winter 2013
2. Seinfeld The Jacket, 1991
3. End of World War II Soldiers Returning Home, 1945
4. Alpha Industries MA-1 Flight Jacket
5. Franz Kafka Portrait with Ottla, 1915
6. Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight crew, 1972
7. Otto Dix Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia von Harden, 1926
8. Miu Miu Fall/Winter 2013

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