By Manolo the Shoeblogger
Manolo says, the Miuccia she has hired the Kim Basinger to be the new face of the Prada!
Academy award-winning actress Kim Basinger has been enlisted by Italian fashion designer Muiccia Prada to model her new spring/summer Mui Mui collection.
Basinger, 51, who was a successful model before turning to acting, is the latest middle-aged female star to be chosen by highly acclaimed fashion houses, including Madonna, 47, and Demi Moore, 42, who both starred in recent Versace campaigns.
A source tells British newspaper The Daily Telegraph: “Basinger’s just finished shooting the spring/summer 2006 Miu Miu campaign in Paris.
“Muccia chose Basinger for the intellectual sensuality she has, which is quite unique.
“She was also a cover girl before she became an actress, so she’s no stranger to modelling.”
This it makes the perfect sense to the Manolo. The Kim Basinger she is beautiful in the way that only mature beautiful women can be. And the Miuccia she knows that her market it is not the skinny teenyboppers who are most frequently the fasion models, but the mature, fully-grown women who have the money to afford the intellectual luxury of her clothing.
The Manolo can do nothing but applaud this development.