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Miuccia Prada Never Wanted to Design Clothes

Italian designer Miuccia Prada poses during a press conference announcing the 'Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations' exhibition on February 24, 2012 during the Women's fashion week in Milan. The exhibition, curated by Harold Koda and Andrew Bolton and sponsored by the Conde Nast publishing group, running at the New York Metropolitan museum of art from May 10 to August 19, 2012 will feature iconic costumes and approximately 90 designs and 30 accessories by Italian designers Elsa Schiaparelli (1890–1973) from the late 1920s to the early 1950s, and by Miuccia Prada from the late 1980s to the present. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

After studying political science and mime in an effort to break from her family line of work (her mom ran a shop in Milan selling leather goods and accessories), Prada couldn't escape the lure of fashion. She told the Guardian, "To want to be a fashion designer was really the worst thing that could happen to me. I thought it was dumb and conservative [...] But my education at home pulled the other way, giving me a taste for beautiful things, an instinct for fashion. I adored that."

Photo: OLIVIER MORIN/2012 AFP

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