1968 Emilio Pucci Two Piece Pastel Colored Print Cotton Bikini Swimsuit
This incredible bikini is one of two I have in the shop today. This one is slightly smaller then the other and both are equally fabulous. These were all the rage in that 1968 time period. Anyone who was anyone had Pucci in their suitcase as they jetted off to the all hot spots on the planet. The bikini is made out of his signature cotton twill with one of his gorgeous custom designs printed over its surface. This one has a more pastel feeling print with its soft pinks mixed with coral and taupe, all set into a curving pattern. The bikini top is formed and shaped with the inner cups built in. The straps have elastic running through them for comfort and it buttons to close at the back. There are two buttons there and more elastic inside at the sides so that you can get the perfect fit. The bottoms have elastic panels at each side and a fuller coverage over the bum. They are set very low on the hip to balance that extra coverage. This cut was the height of sexy for this time period and considered very daring. At the front a shaped flap of the cotton twill folds over the inner bottom and gives it that distinctive and iconic Pucci feel. These were usually worn to death and much loved and the print often ran a touch on them. This one is in overall great condition with a few small notes below.
The top has inner built in cups and the bottoms are unlined with a cotton gusset. I see no flaws on the top. The bottom has some very light marks on the inner gusset as shown. It is freshly cleaned. The gusset could easily be replaced or removed. There is some minor areas of color run through out that often happens with this fabric from this time period. Please review the shots after the label shot and before the reference photo for the worst areas. Tagged a vintage Pucci 12
Approx 10" from top of strap to bottom
Bust: 15-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Cups are approx a A-B cup
Across the top which sits low on the hip: 17-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hip at the top of the leg hole: 17-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Top to inner seam: approx 10" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
Reference Photo: Pilar Crespi in a Pucci bikini, Vogue, 1968. Photo by Patrick Litchfield.
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.