Miuccia Prada likes to surprise , shock and tease the audience. Recently, Prada has released a limited collection of twenty bags, created in collaboration with the controversial British artist, Damien Hirst .
The eye catching bags are precious treasures of plexiglas which were decorated with real insects, crystals , feathers and beads. The bags-of-art were immediately sold on a secret auction. Profit , of course, went to charity, in support of ROTA ( Reach Out to Asia) a non-profit charitable project , which aims the development of education in the Middle East and Asia.
This joint project is kind of continuation of Hirst’s series ” Entomology ” , on which he is working since 2009. Recently, using similar motives he made a collection of silk scarves for Alexander McQueen.
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