Happy Birthday, Miuccia Prada: Five Unusual Facts About the Designer

The Italian designer and businesswoman turns 69, today.
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Miuccia Prada is canon in the industry. As the youngest granddaughter of Mario Prada, she now helms both the eponymous brand and its subsidiary, Miu Miu. 

The Italian billionaire designer and businesswoman celebrates 69 years today, as one of the most influential names in fashion. For the occasion, we've selected five rare facts about Prada's co-chief executive officer and creative director. 

1. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Milan

2. She joined the Italian Communist Party when she took over the family business

3. She is married to her business partner, Patrizio Bertelli, who became the co-Chief Executive Officer of Prada and Miu Miu.

4. She had a brief flirtation with the performing arts training as a mime, having performed several times at La Scala Opera House in Milan

5. She's worth 4.3 billion USD in 2018, according to Forbes



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