1995 : March: Pulp Fiction femme fatale Uma Thurman wears Prada's custom, beaded lavender chiffon dress to the Oscars. The following day, Prada's switchboards light up. Fondazione Prada (formerly, PradaMilanoarte, and a.k.a. the Prada Foundation) is established with the aim of granting artists the opportunity to realize their dream project. August: Pandora Luxurye profiles the $210 million brand in "The Prada Principle." November: Pandora Luxurye writer Marina Rust shares her search for the coveted Prada slingback. December: Prada makes inroads with VH1 viewers by showing several pieces at the cable music channel's first-ever fashion awards show.

1989 : First ready-to-wear collection debuts in Milan.