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Emilio Pucci

Emilio Pucci (ITALY, 1914–92)

By the mid-1960s, the international fashion press, enamored of his dazzling scarves and slithery dresses in sensuous psychedelic silk jersey, had dubbed Florentine designer Emilio Pucci the Prince of Prints. Less well known is that, starting in the early 1950s, Pucci applied his colorful, abstract patterns to static angular mediums such as ceramics, floors and furniture, imbuing them with movement, not to mention glamour. He was the first fashion designer to enter the lifestyle market, founding the successful brand that exists today.

Born in 1914 to one of Italy’s oldest noble families, Emilio Pucci, Marchese Pucci di Barsento, was a member of the postwar international jet set, hopping from beach to mountain to city. His fashion career began unexpectedly in 1947, when he created a revolutionary stretch ski outfit that was photographed on the Swiss slopes for Harper’s Bazaar.

Eschewing a life of aristocratic glamour, the self-taught Pucci opened a boutique on Capri dedicated to simple resort clothing (think capri pants) that evoked the Mediterranean’s undulating waves and refreshingly bright colors. At the time, luxury fashion was as constricted as a Dior cocktail dress, but the Swinging Sixties were on the horizon. Signed with what Vogue International editor Suzy Menkes calls a “handwritten ‘Emilio’ flourish” — a concept, she points out, as novel as that of designer ready-to-wear — his designs were soon seen on celebrities like Jackie Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe.

From the airline uniforms he created for Braniff in the 1960s to the emblem he crafted for the Apollo XV space mission in 1971, Pucci’s designs were visionary. In spite of his traditional roots (or because of them), the Prince of Prints was forward thinking and outward looking. Pucci put his signature flourish on patterns that were flexible — first for fashion, then for furnishings and objects. Whether on fabric or foam, shelves or sails, as he first explained some 70 years ago, the ornamental designs work in “continuous motion.” Venturing into nontraditional design partnerships, he laid the groundwork for a future brand, a classic legacy that his daughter Laudomia Pucci continues today.

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2000 Pucci Aqua Purple and Yellow Print Swimsuit W/Tie Front Size 38
By Emilio Pucci
Located in San Francisco, CA
2000s Pucci spandex lycra swimsuit in a classic Pucci print: A sexy cord tie at front decolletage makes this suit, irresistible. New without tags. Marked Italian size 38. Fits a US s...
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Early 2000s Emilio Pucci

1960s Emilio Pucci Silk Print Jersey Knee-Length Dress W/ V-Neck Empire Waist
By Emilio Pucci, Emilio Pucci
Located in San Francisco, CA
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1960s Emilio Pucci

1960s Emilio Pucci Purple Print Silk Jersey Dress W/ Banded Empire Waist and Hem
By Emilio Pucci, Emilio Pucci
Located in San Francisco, CA
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1960s Emilio Pucci

1963 Emilio Pucci Velvet "Vetrate" Motif Print Apres-Ski Vest
By Emilio Pucci, Emilio Pucci
Located in San Francisco, CA
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1960s Emilio Pucci

1960s Emilio Pucci Print Cotton Velvet Baby Doll Dress In Olive & Orange Tones
By Emilio Pucci, Emilio Pucci
Located in San Francisco, CA
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1960s Emilio Pucci

1960s Emilio Pucci Cotton Velveteen Poncho in Signature Pucci Print.
By Emilio Pucci, Emilio Pucci
Located in San Francisco, CA
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1960s Emilio Pucci

1960s Emilio Pucci Silk Jersey Print Dress
By Emilio Pucci
Located in San Francisco, CA
A colorful 1960s Emilio Pucci silk jersey print dress with waist band, V neckline and zippered back.
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1960s Emilio Pucci

1970s Pucci Print Cotton Velveteen Cropped Jacket
By Emilio Pucci, Emilio Pucci
Located in San Francisco, CA
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1970s Emilio Pucci

1960s Mod Emilio Pucci Silk Jersey Mini Dress
By Emilio Pucci
Located in San Francisco, CA
A fabulous 1960s Mod Print Emilio Pucci silk jersey mini dress: Back zipper.
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1960s Emilio Pucci

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1960s Pucci Designed Nylon Print Slip or Miniskirt
By Emilio Pucci
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A 1960s "Emilio Pucci for FormFit Roget's" nylon print slip in a vibrant pattern. Could be worn as a skirt. Has slightly elastic sheer gussets near the waist at hip on each side for...
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1960s Emilio Pucci Silk Jersey Cocktail Mini Dress in Gorgeous Print
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Pucci Gold-Tone Metal Chain Belt with Monogram Medalions - Signe
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A fantastic Emilio Pucci 1960s gold-tone chain belt with unusual clip closure clasp and monogrammed medallions. Can also be worn as a necklace! So great for a summer shift!
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1960s Emilio Pucci Cotton Velveteen Jacket in Delicious Sorbet Palette
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Pucci Silk Jersey Cocktail Dress w/ Banding Trim
By Emilio Pucci
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This Pucci brown 100% silk jersey cocktail dress with pink/white/chartreuse floral pattern skirt and banded trim is sleek, trim and oh so sexy!<br /> <br /> Pictured with Paloma Pi...
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1970s Emilio Pucci Full-Legged Jumpsuit w/ Chiffon Balloon Sleeve
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1960s Emilio Pucci Silk Jersey Op-Art Print Mini Dress w/ Belt
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1960s Men's Emilio Pucci Silk Necktie
By Emilio Pucci
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A fantastic 1960s Emilio Pucci men's silk necktie in brown tan and orange print.
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60s Emilio Pucci Jersey Maxi Dress in Spectacular Print
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A spectacular 60s Emilio Pucci long maxi dress in spectacular print design and shades of purple, fuchsia, black green blue and white. Pure silk jersey originally sold at Saks Fifth A...
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1960's Emilio Pucci Silk Print Wrap Jumpsuit
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