The Prada and Miu Miu designer earned a PhD in Political Science at the University of Milan and also spent five years training and performing as a mime!
In 1978, Miuccia joined her grandfather's business, manufacturing luxury leather goods. By 1985, she had released her first successful handbag.
Miu Miu was launched in 1992 as a line inspired by Miuccia's own wardrobe. It was named after her nickname!
Miuccia is a feminist and was heavily involved in the women's rights movement during the '70s in Milan.
Even though she's been criticized for showing her Miu Miu collection in Paris instead of Milan (where Prada is shown), she insists upon the extra days to pull together both collections.
Miuccia was named by Forbes as one of the world's most powerful billionaires!