1960s Emilio Pucci Floral Printed Terry Cloth Velour Micro Mini Dress
Pucci terry cloth pieces were meant for the beach and to fit in with that carefree, jet set life that Emilio Pucci and his clients often lived. This fabulous little mini, made out of a printed terry cloth, is particularly rare. These are very hard to find as most were worn them extensively and most did not survive intact and in such great condition. Variations of terrycloth pieces were heavily featured in the display at the Fondazione Emilio Pucci, Palaxxo Pucci, in Florence. There, they were displayed and encased under glass so that you could see then from every angle and each felt like a sculpture. This example is still in wonderful condition and the colors are still bright and true.
The dress is made out of a terry cloth, toweling velvet and is a stunning example of Pucci's work during this time period. It is an all in one piece with short sleeves and built in shorts. The print is a gorgeous design of pretty purple flowers with turquoise and lavender leafs. The colors that he used mixes pale green, purple, turquoise and white.The zippered front allows you to have it completely closed or zipped to the neck. I love the a bordered floral edge that runs down the front and around the hem. The dress cut loose through the body to glide over your curves and then ends at a micro mini length. It has two little attached straps on either side of the waist for a touch of definition and does come with a matching tie belt (not pictured) It combines sexy with that girl-next-door innocence feel perfectly. The fabric is signed throughout. These are hard to come by and a fantastic collector piece. Excellent condition with a note to review below
Unlined and closes with a hidden set front painted metal zipper. that allows it to completely unzip The inside is clean with overall mild yellowing to the white interior. There is also some grubbiness to the exterior around the waist, seat and around the arms and shoulder. All of it is very mild and it is completely wearable as is - please review the photos shows after the label photo. This was all taken into account when pricing. Note that in person the purple parts feel stronger then the and it photoed as deeper then how the colors are in real life - it is much more a pastel feeling purple and blue and the terry cloth fabric softens the color even more.
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 31" from shoulder 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.
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