Vintage Emilio Pucci Sequin & Crystal Encrusted Pink Set
This is an amazing and rare Pucci sequin and beaded piece that is not perfect but still very wearable and is a real coup for the collector regardless. I believe it is also an earlier piece and shows that contrast between the time when he really started to use pattern head to toe and slightly before that when more solid pieces were worked in. Based on the print and style I believe this to be from the 1962-64 time period (more on that below). It is two pieces - a wrap pink silk full length skirt and a densely sequined and crystal encrusted top that has a magnificent scalloped edge that follows the print. The colors are classic Pucci - soft pale pinks combined with lavender and pops of a stronger pink, yellow and creams. The skirt is one solid color and long with an A-line cut and wrapped over closure. It is flawed and included almost a a "freebie" and to keep the set original and intact. The shell top is amazing and this is really what you are paying for here. It is encrusted with dense hand applied sequins in colors that correspond to the pattern underneath. Intersperse among those are colored glass crystals - each hand set in prongs. It is a work of art. The top is in very good condition but please read all condition notes below.
This is a true treasure. Very few of these sequin & crystal encrusted pieces were made - it seems that he did a small collection of them once a decade up to the 80s and beginning in the early 60s. Most that still exist reside in Musuem's or private collections, of which this has come out of. It is an extraordinary piece of Italian Couture.
The first thing to address in this is that I believe the black Pucci label in the top is a later add on. It is sewn in at an odd angle and I think it was added by someone in order to "add value". The lining in the top itself is signed as is the fabric and I am sure that the time period is earlier bu this is a later label. I have left it as found but wanted to make this very clear. The skirt came with the top and I believe it and its label give the better clue on the time period this is from. The skirt is included as a "freebie" it has issues. The hook and eye are missing at the waist. I see slight discoloration here and there, over-pressing to the seams and some small staining. The top is in very good condition with a few missing sequins and crystals and loose threads. Even with these few missing beads its incredible and a true find. Pricing is based on it alone. It is fully lined and closes at the top of each shoulder with hidden snaps. The color in person is a bit more of a true baby pink
Bust: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 26.5" from shoulder strap to hem
Waist: approx 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: approx 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 39" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.