Happy Birthday To The One And Only Miuccia Prada!

Along with the rest of the world, we would like to wish Miuccia Prada a very happy birthday! Since taking the reigns of the family business in 1978 (which was started in Milan by her grandfather in 1913), Miuccia has brought us boundless amounts of glamour in the form of oversized paillettes, retro color blocking, golden brocades and a myriad of startlingly beautiful ready-to-wear and accessories.

To mark this special day, we bring you a few of our favorite Prada runway moments that have captured our hearts and inspired us to push the envelope when it comes to the rules of fashion. Miuccia, thanks for being a genius and bringing so much sparkle to the world!

The Woman Behind It All

Micuccia Prada being cheered on by Linda Evangelista and Kate Moss at Miu Miu runway show in New York in 1993. Photo: Getty Images

Knee-High Stockings

Prada Spring 2006 Runway, Photo: Getty Images

Gorgeous Turbans

Prada Spring 2007 Runway, Photo: Getty Images

Layered Patterns

Prada Spring 2008 Runway, Photo: Courtesy of Prada

Luxe Stripes

Prada Spring 2011, Photo: Courtesy of Prada

Nuanced Paillettes

Prada Fall 2011 Runway, Photo: First View

Vintage Vibes

Prada Spring 2012 Runway, Photo: Courtesy of Prada

Multi-Dimensional Glam

Prada Spring 2014 Runway, Photo: Courtesy of Prada

Clearly Elevated

Prada Fall 2014 Runway, Photo: Courtesy of Prada