Miuccia Prada: ‘I Love Aprons’

Miuccia. Photo: CHRISTOPHE SIMON/2010 AFP

A sample Miuccia Prada quote from the forthcoming Met Costume Institute exhibit: "I’m interested in the lives of women in general, which is why I love aprons. The apron is a recurring theme in my work because it is symbolic of women’s sufferance ... It’s an emblem of women’s despair, their poverty, their passions. I love drama and romance. It’s one of the reasons why I love antique jewelry — I like to live the lives of other women."