1960s Emilio Pucci Pretty Pink Print Silk Chiffon Tiered Skirted Maxi Dress
I am always thrilled to find a really great Emilio Pucci piece. The truly great ones are getting very hard to find and this one is exceptional. By the 1960s, the time period that this dress is from, Pucci was a world-wide phenomenon. Hollywood stars like Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren and even Jackie Kennedy were huge fans. For all of the many attempts since to catapult the label back to the height of its glory, the days when Emailio himself oversaw the label and designed the prints will always be the most special to me.
This is one of the prettiest Pucci dresses I have ever had in the shop. It is a gorgeous combination of a pinks, whites. and soft lavenders. These colors are combined in a soft and romantic floral design that sweeps over the entire dress. As is typical in a Pucci dress, he has used bands of a different printed silk to define each section of the dress. On this dress these borders are pretty little curving flourishes rather than the typical geometric print that his borders are usually finished with. This adds to the soft and feminine feel it has. The cut is very flattering. Each sleeves are cut to slightly pouf above the wide cuffed wrist. The neckline is softly scooped and sits a touch wide across both the front and back neck. The slightly empire waist is defined by a band that sits just under the bust. From there the skirt flares out to the floor in a gently widening line. I love how it is sectioned into three tiers with each tier defined by a silk border and each tier having slightly more fabric then the one above to the dress gets more movement and fullness as it nears the hem. It is very feminine but sexy at the same time. I absolutely love it. Excellent condition with one small note below
Fully lined in a white silk chiffon and closes at the back with a painted metal zipper. Each cuff snaps to close with fabric covered, hidden snaps. I see the teeniest bit of discoloration under the arms. It is very faint and nothing you would notice when on especially with the fullness of the sleeves. I could not capture it properly with the camera even.
Sleeves: 27" but will come up once on
Shoulders: slightly dropped at 16.5" across
Bust: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: approx 14" from top of shoulder to top seam of the 2" band at the waist
Skirt: 42" from bottom seam of the 2" band at the waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
Reference photos: Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture
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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