c1968 Rare Pucci Beach Velvet Cape with Removable Hood
The Pucci beach caftan is one of those iconic vintage items that is synonyms with the 1960s and that carefree jet set life that Pucci and his clients loved and lived. The were featured predominately in the display at the Fondazione Emilio Pucci, Palaxxo Pucci, in Florence where examples were encased under glass. Made of a terry cloth velvet this stunning example is the classic cut. It is almost like a coat with no sleeves and can easily transition out of the resort and be worn for all seasons on its own or layered. It completely unzips and opens at the front. This makes it extremely versatile and allows it to slip over just about anything or be worn as a stand alone. The hood is fantastic and full and this one snaps on and off giving the caftan two distinct looks. It is done in one of his siganture palettes that mix corals and pinks with taupes and creams . These are hard to come by and a fantastic collector piece that is highly wearable as well. Excellent condition.
The hood and very upper shoulders are lined in a pink, fine cotton voile and the body of the caftan is left unlined. It closes with a painted metal zipper at the front and the hood snaps off. In person the pink and corals parts present stronger then the taupes and browns. The loose and easy cut will allow it to fit a variety of sizes
Bust: 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 55" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-LRG
Reference Photos: (1) Fondazione Emilio Pucci, Palaxxo Pucci, Florence. A display featuring terrycloth and cotton velvet capes in display cases in the Sala delle Muse. Photo: Santi Caleca/Emilio Pucci Archive, Florence. / (2) Photo by Henry Clarke, 1968.
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.