Prada Facebook app adds to mystery of 24-hours museum

There’s an interesting post over at FashionablyMarketing.Me, looking at Prada’s mystery pop-up museum in Paris, which launches tonight.

The 24-hour installation at the Palais d’Iéna, is a partnership between the brand, Milanese artist Francesco Vezzoli and Rem Koolhaas’ design group, AMO. No one, not even Prada’s agency Modecracy, knows what it’s actually about.

According to the write-up, the space will be divided into three sections – historic, contemporary and forgotten. Vezzoli is said to be creating a “non-existent museum” where he shows “his personal tribute to the eternal allure of femininity through interpretations of classical sculptures that make reference to contemporary divas”.

Any the wiser?

Building hype around the mysterious launch, is a Facebook app that invites users to upload and frame their own photo. The finished images are hosted in the museum’s digital gallery, and shareable via Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr.

“Prada is seeking to create buzz around the pop-up museum event without revealing it. To do so, we have studied Francesco Vezzoli’s career and tried to link to it and to make it accessible to the worldwide web. In the last 48 hours, we have seen the number of people using the Facebook application exploding,” says Giuliano Federico of Moderacy.

By Rachel Arthur

Rachel Arthur is Editor-in-Chief of Current Daily, the leading news source for fashion, retail and innovation, and the co-host of its weekly Innovators podcast. She otherwise serves as Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Current Global, a transformation consultancy driving growth within fashion luxury and retail. By background she is an award-winning business journalist and consultant, contributing to titles including Wired, Forbes and Business of Fashion.

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