I must say the set designers who work on Gossip Girl are amazing.  I love to watch the show more than once to catch their eye for detail.  And being a Texas girl myself, I happen to love the Prada Marfa painting at the Bass-Humphrey residence.

Oooh, wouldn’t you just die for this apartment!!!

Most people don’t know the story behind this fabulous Prada sign.  There is a tiny town in southwest Texas called Marfa, population 2,000.  Marfa is known for being where the films No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood were shot.

When most people think of Prada, they don’t think of west Texas, until they see this:










Imagine… you’re driving down a dusty desert highway, and in front of you, you see a mirage.  Even better than a desert oasis, it’s a magical Prada store that seems to be open just for you!

The “store” is a permanent art installation designed and built by Scandinavian artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset in 2005.  The shoes and bags are actual Prada items from the Fall 2005 collection.  FYI, this installation is under video surveillance, so try to fight the urge to break in!

But the good news is you CAN purchase the Prada Marfa sign through the Art Production Fund.