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Manuela Pavesi

1950 - 2015

Mrs. Prada’s ‘right hand woman’ will be remembered for the pivotal role she played in shaping the brand’s unique mix of intellectual femininity, in addition to her work as a photographer.

Italy Creative Class 2013 BoF 500 2013

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Mrs. Prada’s ‘right hand woman’ will be remembered for the pivotal role she played in shaping the brand’s unique mix of intellectual femininity, in addition to her work as a photographer.

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Biography

Manuela Pavesi sadly succumbed to a longterm illness in March 2015. Pavesi will be remembered as an original and widely influential figure, who approached her work with great humour and focus. 

Masoud Golsorkh, editor of Tank Magazine told Style.com: “She would think in pictures and talk in collections, and her vocabulary ran to decades and was detailed in looks broken down to the smallest details. For her, fashion wasn’t a business or a profession, it was a creature — a living, breathing creature yet the most important aspect of the world to her. Fashion had to be looked after and sustained like a garden or obscure endangered species. ‘It will sell well, but it isn’t fashion!’ would be her ultimate curse.”

Pavesi was best known as Miuccia Prada’s right hand woman at Prada, in her role as fashion coordinator for the brand. Pavesi’s womanly, charming and offbeat aesthetic helped Miuccia Prada forge Prada into the directional authority, and international player it is today. 

Career

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