Launch party for flagship store may lure Miuccia Prada

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 28 April, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 28 April, 2004, 12:00am

The lineup of hot fashion designers recently toasting their fans in the city has been longer than the lunch queue at Cafe de Coral. Well, not really, but this week, most are expecting - although it is still unconfirmed - an appearance by Miuccia Prada (right), the pedigree Italian designer who heads the fashion empire.

Prada has been voted one of the 30 most powerful women in Europe by The Wall Street Journal, with a fortune estimated at US$1.4 billion.

CitySeen has been told that although her appearance is not 100 per cent confirmed, she had a hand in picking the venue for a party - the former Marine police headquarters in Tsim Sha Tsui - to celebrate the launch of her new flagship store in Alexandra House.