Detail: Unsual and rare vintage Emilio Pucci silk jersey dress, with two-tone geometric print and metal grey block. Wonderful square neckline, and full fitted sleeves. Typically, this piece should be worn loose to the waistline.
Condition: Very Good. There are small mild stains to the inside upper arm - not seen when worn. Three tiny moth nibbles to the grey fabric; these are very hard to spot.
Known as the "Prince of Prints," designer Emilio Pucci (1914-1992) hailed from one of Florence’s oldest noble families. His country-gentleman upbringing led him to be an avid sportsman and a continuous player in Italy’s political landscape throughout his life. Pucci, familiar with stretch fabrics used in the ski industry, at first attempted to branch out into swimwear in 1949. The following year Pucci moved on to scarves. And then at the urging of Steven Marcus, owner of Neiman Marcus, Pucci applied his talents to women’s wear. He specialized in wrinkle-free silk dresses that became enormously popular among the famous, including Sophia Loren and Jackie Kennedy.
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