Retro inspired automotive designs have made there way from highway to the runways of world, fashion giant Prada released their vintage inspired collection.
According to the New York Post, Prada newest footwear pay homage to vintage Cadillacs through the use of design cues reminiscent of the iconic fins that adorned the 50’s Caddys.
Although the entire spring collection from Prada pays tribute to the bygone era of big cars, loads of chrome and period-correct style. Many of pictures used in Prada’s advertising campaign seem to mimic cult car themed movies such as American Graffiti and Grease.
Of course the high-end designer line seems to be a little out of reach for fans of the pin-up lifestyle, unless of course you are Dita Von Teese. Taking design cues from classic American cars of the era like “bullet” style taillights and incorporating them into the design of ankle breaking stiletto heel seems to be odd but beautiful blend of fashion and cars.
Although to be true to the hot rod culture that Prada is trying to depict seems to an odd pairing; typically the hot rod crowd was not able to partake in high-end designer fashion and by using a historically working class theme for high end luxury items seems to be a questionable mix, but a visually stunning one for sure.
Modern hot rods have evolved in the insanely high-end expensive custom jobs that require a rockstar budget and perhaps that is the desired market for Prada’s new collection. With prices starting $1,450 for a single pair of Cadillac inspired shoes, most hot rod guys and gals could come home with a “project” car for the price of a pair of shoes.