Word on the street is that our favorite fashion art installation is about to get shut down. We hope that this isn’t true, but several fingers point to yes. We’ve blogged about the Prada located in Marfa, Texas before as its own post or either as part of A Collection and while we’ve never had a chance to visit it in person, we like the fact that something like this even exists. According to Texas officials, the installation is violating a state highway and beautification laws.
The piece has been a tourist hot spot since 2005 even attracting Beyonce to come visit it.
…a 15-foot-by-25-foot adobe building in the Chihuahuan desert, 35 miles northwest of Marfa. It contains six bags (without bottoms, to discourage theft) and 20 shoes (the rights only, for the same reason). This store is so exclusive that its door is always locked.
For more information and history on the fake Prada store and what is happening to it, read about it here.