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Miu Miu's Spring 2021 Runway Show With a Virtual Front Row

Storm Reid, Elle Fanning, and More Sit Front Row at the Miu Miu Show — From Behind a Screen

Miu Miu's Spring 2021 Runway Show With a Virtual Front Row
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For her Miu Miu spring 2021 collection debut, Miuccia Prada staged a stadium-like, socially distanced runway with rubber walls and lines that mimicked those of a basketball court. Her thought process? To make sure her fashion show reflected the current day and age, keeping in tune to how we've been absorbing spectacles and events these past few months, and likely will continue to in the future.

The Miu Miu brand has always been synonymous with its celebrity audience — a community of strong women, like Storm Reid, Elle Fanning, Zoey Deutch, Alexa Chung, Sydney Sweeney, and Suki Waterhouse — that support one another. So of course, they were invited to the show. But keeping CDC recommendations in mind, Miuccia set up screens that became an integrated part of her runway, making her muses part of the show virtually. This was a similar setup to Olivier Rousteing's at Balmain this season, although Balmain also welcomed a physical audience on the other side of the runway.

"The digital audience's reactions, visible within the space, replicates the dynamic of a physical audience, virtual exchange given a new power," the Miu Miu team wrote on Instagram, setting the stage for what would be an experience somewhat close to a sporting event, where the fans are so much a part of the moment that unfolds.

The looks themselves were fanciful, girlie updates to a typical sporting uniform, complete with the bejeweled details we've become accustomed to seeing on Miu Miu clothing and accessories. There were even heeled cleats, the mule silhouette we never knew we needed! Scroll down to spot your favourite celebrities in the virtual "stands," and get a peek at some of the runway details that really made us cheer.

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