Ordinary children, dressed in garments with no pedigree, sit in old-fashioned classrooms and struggle with their ABCs. Fashion's bright-and-shiny progeny, however, sport pint-sized designer outfits and strike photogenic poses as they learn their Pradalphabet. We're not kidding. Prada, in conjunction with French design firm M/M (PARIS), is offering limited-edition t-shirts bearing either the phrase PRADA/M or (by special order) individual letters, all written in the ornamental script shown above. And, yes, it's called the Pradalphabet. Apparently, the devil no longer merely wears Prada–now he writes it, too.
WELCOME TO FASHION AS A 2ND LANGUAGE: ARE YOU FLUENT?
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