Prada & "The Grand Budapest Hotel" by Wes Anderson

On the occasion of its première at the Berlin International Film Festival, Prada has created a special window and instore display for Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel movie, which is visible at the Prada Berlin store (Kurfuerstendamm 186) from February 6 to 16, 2014. Two windows and a dedicated inside set up show a selection of the exclusive set of custom-made suitcases and trunks that Prada – taking inspiration from the brand's own vintage models from the 1920s and 30s - designed for two of the leading characters, as well as a black nappa leather coat for Joplin, played by Willem Dafoe.

The models designed for the film's leading lady, Madame D. played by Tilda Swinton, have a wooden frame wrapped in soft vacchetta leather to create a vintage effect, in oak and natural tones, and are lined in peach pink sateen cotton. The suitcases were given additional custom touches by artist Mieke Casal, who painted the initials of the character Mdm. C.V.D.u.T (Madame Céline Villeneuve Desgoffe und Taxis) on the leather in typical 20s style. The same leather was chosen for the leading male character, M. Gustave played by Ralph Fiennes, but this time in black with the internal lining in black canneté fabric. This is the latest in a series of collaborations between the American director and Prada, which include the recent short film Castello Cavalcanti. Prada continues to partner leading international directors, confirming yet again the multidisciplinary approach that characterises the brand's ongoing relationship with a variety of different worlds, from fashion to art, and cinema to architecture.

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