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Susan Sarandon, Courtney Love hobnob at Prada Cruise show

Associated Press logo Associated Press 5/7/2017 By COLLEEN BARRY, AP Fashion Writer
A model wears a creations part of the women's Prada Cruise mid season collection, first ever runway show, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) © The Associated Press A model wears a creations part of the women's Prada Cruise mid season collection, first ever runway show, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

MILAN (AP) — Susan Sarandon and Courtney Love hobnobbed Sunday in the front row of Prada's first-ever runway show for the midseason Cruise line, which featured frothy pastel looks as pretty as the pastries in the brand's Marchesi cafe downstairs.

A model wears a creations part of the women's Prada Cruise mid season collection, first ever runway show, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) © The Associated Press A model wears a creations part of the women's Prada Cruise mid season collection, first ever runway show, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Sarandon zipped over for the show from Los Angeles, where she is working on the Showtime series "Ray Donovan." The actress said after the show that she had her eye on a dark blue belted coat dress with an open V-neck.

Actress Susan Saradon, right, is flanked by singer Courtney Love prior to the start of the women's Prada Cruise mid season collection, first ever runway show, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) © The Associated Press Actress Susan Saradon, right, is flanked by singer Courtney Love prior to the start of the women's Prada Cruise mid season collection, first ever runway show, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

"That was a beautiful neckline. And I love her shoes and everything that has a sense of humor," Sarandon said.

Actress Susan Saradon, left, talks to singer Courtney Love prior to the start of the women's Prada Cruise mid season collection, first ever runway show, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) © The Associated Press Actress Susan Saradon, left, talks to singer Courtney Love prior to the start of the women's Prada Cruise mid season collection, first ever runway show, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

"I am always wanting those girls to be happier, though," she quipped. "All those beautiful models. They are wearing those gorgeous clothes. They are making money. Why aren't they happy?"

Models wear creations part of the women's Prada Cruise mid season collection, first ever runway show, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) © The Associated Press Models wear creations part of the women's Prada Cruise mid season collection, first ever runway show, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

The cruise collection runway show was a first for Prada, and part of the brand's ever-expanding artistic and commercial commitment to Milan.

A model reflected in a mirror wears a creation part of the women's Prada Cruise mid season collection, first ever runway show, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) © The Associated Press A model reflected in a mirror wears a creation part of the women's Prada Cruise mid season collection, first ever runway show, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

The collection was shown in a new Prada Osservatorio exhibition space high in the rafters of Milan's Vittorio Emmanuel Galleria, home to Prada's flagship womenswear and menswear shops and the freshly opened Marchesi pastry shop.

Models wear creations part of the women's Prada Cruise mid season collection, first ever runway show, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) © The Associated Press Models wear creations part of the women's Prada Cruise mid season collection, first ever runway show, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

The festivities moved across town later to the Fondazione Prada contemporary art complex for the opening of the show by the Italian artist and filmmaker Francesco Vezzoli.

A model wears a creations part of the women's Prada Cruise mid season collection, first ever runway show, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) © The Associated Press A model wears a creations part of the women's Prada Cruise mid season collection, first ever runway show, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Prada cruise fashions were a play on lightness and industrial architecture, with the femininity of the transparent skirts and dresses contrasting with the spare space overlooking the Galleria's glassed dome and rooftop.

A model wears a creations part of the women's Prada Cruise mid season collection, first ever runway show, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) © The Associated Press A model wears a creations part of the women's Prada Cruise mid season collection, first ever runway show, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Pleated and scalloped lingerie looks were anchored with silver and crystal beading and cinched at the waist with shiny black belts. Necklaces of gold fringe swung at the cleavage while feathers were stuck fetchingly in hair worn in twin braids. Pretty print pantsuits had a 1970s poolside leisure flare, with boa accents.

Miuccia Prada acknowledges the applause at the end of the women's Prada Cruise mid season collection, first ever runway show, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) © The Associated Press Miuccia Prada acknowledges the applause at the end of the women's Prada Cruise mid season collection, first ever runway show, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Reflecting the modernist space, Miuccia Prada also created more architectural looks, including deconstructed tops with angular puff sleeves and jagged hoods worn in an open V-neck. Sturdy black miniskirts that almost resembled aprons were layered over sheer fabric.

Actress and former model Bianca Jagger attends the women's Prada Cruise mid season collection, first ever runway show, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) © The Associated Press Actress and former model Bianca Jagger attends the women's Prada Cruise mid season collection, first ever runway show, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

The looks were finished with sling-on footwear, either pretty pumps or thick soled sneakers, worn with sheer knee-high socks.

Actress Susan Saradon, right, talks to Italian actress Valeria Golino prior to the start of the women's Prada Cruise mid season collection, first ever runway show, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) © The Associated Press Actress Susan Saradon, right, talks to Italian actress Valeria Golino prior to the start of the women's Prada Cruise mid season collection, first ever runway show, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Miuccia Prada shrugged off the cruise label for her pieces, saying "it sounds useful but not real or interesting. ... For me, a show is a show."

Actress Susan Saradon attends the women's Prada Cruise mid season collection, first ever runway show, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) © The Associated Press Actress Susan Saradon attends the women's Prada Cruise mid season collection, first ever runway show, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Prada said she likes to both highlight and subvert architypes in her collections.

Actress and former model Bianca Jagger attends the women's Prada Cruise mid season collection, first ever runway show, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) © The Associated Press Actress and former model Bianca Jagger attends the women's Prada Cruise mid season collection, first ever runway show, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

"I wanted to work on contemporary, which means somehow sport, but to bring it into a kind of metamorphosis, into elegance. How to make sport elegant and vice versa," she said backstage.

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