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EMILIO PUCCI 1960s Multicolor Rose Print Sleeveless Velvet Maxi Dress Size 10

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Vintage c.1960s Emilio Pucci velveteen maxi dress. Large blue, purple, and white rose print on the front and back. Sleeveless with square neckline at front and back. Left side has button detail and closes with hidden snaps. Zips at right side. Fully lined. Please note this item was pinned to better fit our mannequins for photographs. Marked Fabric Content: "100% Cotton". There is no fabric content specified for the lining, but it is crafted of rayon or acetate. Marked Size: "10". Note this is a vintage size. Measurements: Chest: 31" (armpit to armpit) Waist: 28" (measured 6" below chest) Hip: 36" (measured 6" below waist) Total Length: 52.5" (measured on back, shoulder seam to hem)

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  • Dimensions
    Marked Size: 10 (NA)
  • Place of Origin
    Italy
  • Period
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Please refer to photos.
  • Seller Location
    Thiensville, WI
  • Reference Number
    Seller: EI:007331_1/E/W1stDibs: LU54131975313

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Emilio Pucci

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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