Several designers began rolling flared pants onto shelves, announcing the skinny-jean look of the last few seasons may finally be over. Prada, known for their oft eccentric extremes, really stretched the look when they re-introduced the ultra-wide mega flares of the '70s.
The print campaign for the Fall/Winter 2008 collection shows checkered pants that are skinny to the knee, then dramatically balloon outward. Not a look just anyone would be comfortable in. They look like an elephant leg, or giant boat oars.
The wide legs were previously seen at Gianfranco FerrÃ©'s Spring 2008 Ready-to-Wear show, like the featured purple pantsuit, and at Chanel's Resort 2009 show, as seen in the image of the all white ensemble.