F/W 2010 Peter Dundas for Pucci Fringed Silk Devore Mini Dress
From the Fall 2010 runway come this incredible and extremely sensual and sexy mini dress that combine a silk velvet lame with dramatic fringing. Vogue said of this collection: "High bohemia and opium-smoking dens. Peter Dundas has taken Pucci to a darker, more dangerous place in his third season at the label, and it looks fabulous. "I wanted to do something that felt lush," he said. Indeed. From start to finish, the collection played like a sexy antidote to fashion's resurgent minimalism. You could almost hear the sigh of relief from the fearless red-carpet types and party girls for whom the less-is-less trend holds zero allure. Fringed scarf dresses, along with a feather chubby in acid green, added to the glam-hippie seventies vibe. Just plain glam, meanwhile, were the leggy minidresses—in black, say, with a peekaboo gold lace panel on the front—or the gowns with plunging necklines and high-drama slits and trailing hems. None of that is exactly uncharted territory for Dundas, who's recently been discovered by the Kate Hudsons and Fergies of the world."
The dress is indeed lush and shockingly glamorous. It has recently been announced that Peter will soon be debuting work under his own name (finally) and I think that his continued success will only add to the importance of these pieces he did so very well while at Pucci. The dress is made from a beautiful silk devore fabric done in a deep, rich blue. It is cut on the bias and with a one shoulder silhouette. Balancing this is a single sleeve with a dramatic silk knotted fringe. The fringe continues around the back and is caught up in a hand draped knot at the side hip. The bias cut means it moves with you and is insanely comfortable once one despite its tiny cut. It literally feels like a fine, couture 1920s piece that has been refashioned and remastered. On the runway the fabric was used for one dress and the silhouette for the other but I by far prefer this production dress that combined the two. These dresses ranged in the high thousands with some topping over 10 and 15 thousand at retail. It is absolutely fabulous and will be a shining and early example of one of our star modern-day designers. Excellent condition.
Fully lined in a black, bias cut silk chiffon and closes with a low, hidden set side zipper. Tagged a 36 and appears unworn. Cut on the bias so there is some play in the measurements
Bust: 16-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13-15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 16-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: approx 32" from shoulder to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
Reference Photos: Emilio Pucci F/W 2010 (Look 9 & Look 36)
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.