According to Vogue, the fall 2017 offering featured "a series of prints pulled from paperback novels of the ‘60s, drawn by renowned illustrator Robert E. McGinnis," who is responsible for the movie posters of Breakfast at Tiffany's, Live and Let Die, and Barbarella, among others. "Looks 30 to 34 featured McGinnis’s depictions of bombshells in various states of alluring undress, each featured on the covers of mid-century books by Brett Halliday (and one by Erle Stanley Gardner) with salacious titles like Murder and the Married Virgin and Never Kill a Client," Vogue adds.
Beyond the McGinnis imagery, the collection as a whole examined the female art and power of seduction: crochet bras worn as tops, spaghetti strap dresses reminiscent of nightgowns, skirts with super-high, mid-thigh-high slits. Feathers were aplenty; oversized, colorful knits, too. Though less traditionally "sexy," there was something inviting about Prada's take on, say, a chunky cardigan sweater. Perhaps Miuccia just knows what we'd really like to go to bed in?