Miuccia Prada is the Italian fashion designer and entrepreneur behind Prada, known for its understated, minimalist, classic, cool, and comfortable luxury, and Miu Miu. The youngest granddaughter of Mario Prada, founder of the eponymous company, according to Forbes.com's "The World's Richest People 2001, she took over the family-owned luxury goods manufacturer in 1978. Since then, she has turned it into a fashion powerhouse, acquiring Jil Sander, Helmut Lang and shoemaker Church & Co." Herself a contemporary art collector, in 2002, she opened a contemporary art space, Fondazione Prada, which exhibits work by various international artists. She is consistently listed on best-dressed lists: In March 2013, she was one of the fifty best-dressed over 50s by the Guardian. She also has a Ph.D. in political science.
- Born: May 10, 1949 (age 69), Milan
- Spouse: Patrizio Bertelli