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Mario Prada

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Mario Prada
OccupationFashion designer[1]
Known forFounder and original designer of Prada
RelativesMiuccia Prada

Mario Prada (died in 1958) was the founder and original designer of the fashion label Prada, a company specializing in many high-fashion goods for men and women, including shoes, handbags, luggage, and leather goods.[2][3] Prada was founded in 1913.

Founding of Prada


Prada was founded in 1913 by Mario Prada and his brother Martino as Fratelli Prada (English: Prada Brothers). The company was originally headquartered in Milan, Italy.[4][5] The shop sold leather goods and imported English steamer trunks and handbags. As Mario's son harboured no interest in the business, it was Mario's daughter Luisa who took the helm of Prada as his successor and ran it for almost twenty years. Her own daughter, Miuccia Prada, joined the company in 1970, eventually taking over for her mother in 1978.

See also



  1. ^ Prada品牌介绍 Retrieved 2016-07-26
  2. ^ Mario Prada Biography Archived 2009-05-20 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ lifeinitaly web article on Prada
  4. ^ Grosvenor, Carrie. "The History of Prada". Life in Italy. Retrieved 2 June 2008.
  5. ^ "Prada Group". www.pradagroup.com. Retrieved 30 September 2023.