As such, the setting for the spring/summer 2021 show—a custom-built sports stadium complete with white rubber walls and floors—had a virtual audience of high-profile Miu Miu fans cast onto a bank of screens (Elle Fanning and Chloe Sevigny, to name a few). Plus the house invited groups of women to gather together and watch the show digitally.
The clothes, too, borrowed from the sporting arena. There were zippy track jackets, racing striped-trousers, easy jersey knits and kitten-heeled tennis shoes. Plaid skirts, preppy blazers and polo shirts spoke of school uniforms, and a sugary palette underscored the collection’s youthful appeal (Lila Moss, 18-year-old daughter of supermodel Kate, notably opened the show).
Yet jewel-encrusted evening dresses and ’50s-inspired full skirts also brought a grown-up glamour. This wasn’t fashion for the young, but rather, fashion for the young at heart—and fashion for the communities of women Miu Miu is built on.