One of the most important things I’ve learned over time is that it’s better to be early rather than late. Yes, most shows DO start late but Prada is one of those shows where I’ll do anything AND everything to drop whatever it is I’m doing in order to be at the show venue an hour before the show time indicated on the invitation. Season after season, hundreds and hundreds of people queue and wait behind the massive gate at via Fogazzaro before they even open it.

Bryanboy and Xiao Wen Ju backstage at Prada fall winter 2011 fashion show

Allow me to share some snaps I took backstage after the jump. Click click click!

Bryanboy and model Lindsey Wixson backstage at Prada fall winter 2011 show
Bryanboy and Lindsey Wixson at Prada autumn winter 2011 2012 fashion show
Model Lindsey Wixson backstage at Prada autumn winter 2011 fashion show
Lindsey Wixson backstage at Prada fall winter 2011 2012
Model Daphne Groeneveld doing hair and make up at Prada fall winter 2011
hair and makeup at Prada fall winter 2011 2012
Nimue Smit at Prada fall winter 2011
Anais Pouliot at Prada fall winter 2011
Television screen at Prada fall 2011
Backstage at Prada fall winter 2011 - looks board
Prada fall winter 2011 looks
Bryanboy sitting front row at Prada fall winter 2011 fashion show

On me: sunglasses by Karen Walker, coat courtesy of Michael Kors, t-shirt by Prada, belt by Uniqlo, trousers and shoes by Jil Sander.

Coming up next — photos from the runway show!

Special thanks to Prada for allowing me backstage once again.