Another fashion tidbit (due to my new found surfing time) – Miuccia Prada has a custom built Casrsten Holler slide connecting her Milan office to the car park.
As Dana Thomas writes in her new book, Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster:
I was taken to a room I had read about often. It is officially Miuccia Prada’s office, and it is as stark and contrived as her designs: poured concrete, a slew of orange and yellow molded plastic Eames chairs; and, sticking up in the center of the floor, a metal tube slide – by artist Carsten Holler – that runs three floors down to the parking lot and is titled The Slide No. 5. Prada has whizzed down it when asked to by reporters.
Another interesting Miuccia fact is that she once studied performing mime, was a paid-up member of the Communist party before taking part in the family business in the 1970s.[Via Gawker & Tate Modern]