Miuccia Prada is an Italian fashion designer and entrepreneur who has been the creative force behind the luxury fashion house Prada for over three decades. Born in Milan, Italy in 1949, Prada studied political science and earned a PhD in mime and theater before joining the family business in the late 1970s. Under Miuccia Prada’s direction, the brand skyrocketed in popularity, hitting a massive turning point in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. Miuccia Prada’s minimalist yet elegant touch was the perfect contrast to the maximal early 1990’s runway fashion, beautifully taking the lead in an experimental leap of faith.