prada marfa

prada marfa

Since the first time I saw The Devil Wears Prada I have been wondering what’s up with the sign that says Prada Marfa 1837 MI, but I never looked into it. The other day though I came across  the Prada Marfa Museum while looking trough Art/Fashion in the 21st Century by Mitchell Oakly Smith and Alison Kubler, and the picture became clear. Call me behind! The installation is created by the Scandinavian duo Elmgreen and Dragset who put it together in 2005 outside of Marfa, Texas. Can you imagine the surprise of meeting this little house with the Prada signs in the middle of nowhere when you’re out on the highway?? It was created to look like a Prada store but works as a museum for Prada shoes and handbags – shoppers have no access to get inside. My first thought was – it must get robbed all the time, right? And I read it was ram-raided short after it was installed, but it seems to stand strong yet today though. My curiosity and eager to one day drive by it myself is growing and it’s definitely up on the bucket list. David is thrilled about the idea as well (not)!

Love, Lisa