Prada called on actors Jeff Goldblum and Kyle MacLachlan to bookend its catwalk on Sunday afternoon, bringing a close to a quiet menswear fashion week that saw multiple brands cancel their shows in light of increasing Covid cases across Europe.
Kyle MacLachlan and Goldblum respectively opened and closed the runway show that featured eight other actors, chosen by the designers to represent “real men, recognized figures,” enhancing reality.
Both wore long overcoats. Goldblum’s was set off dramatically with furry trim, while MacLachlan’s was contrasted with shimmering pants and shirt in light blue. Closing the show, Goldblum emerged hilariously from a purple-lit tunnel, as if surprised to find himself on a runway, then sashayed merrily along.
Where Goldblum has long been vocal about his love of Prada, MacLachlan was outed as a Raf Simons stan when he showed up front row at Calvin Klein’s AW18 show.
Also walking this season were the likes of Asa Butterfield, who you might just know from a little show called Sex Education, Moonlight’s Ashton Sanders, We Are Who We Are’s Tom Mercier, Snowfall‘s Damson Idris, and Thomas Brodie-Sangster, aka the little boy from Love Actually who’s now all grown up.
The whole thing harks back to Prada’s legendary AW12 show, when actors including Willem Dafoe, Adrian Brody, and Gary Oldman all made an appearance on Miuccia Prada’s runway.
The collection itself was a celebration of working uniforms and the men who wear them – from those going out to work in more relatable roles, to the Hollywood actors who portray them – and turned the act of putting on one’s uniform into an event.