emilio pucci

1960s Emilio Pucci Vivid Printed Velvet Front Zipper Dress

I am always a little floored by the velvet pieces that Emilio Pucci produced, especially in the hey day of the 1960s. The velvet fabric choice really makes the colors pop and take on a rich, lush feel. The colors really hold with the velvet and this dress is particularly wonderful with its fantastic palette of vivid pinks and purples with pops of other colors. I always feel that this particular color combination is instantly recognizable as being from Pucci and it really is like wearing art done on fabric. The cut of the dress is kept simple and easy to offset all those brilliant colors. It is has a long straight through the body and gradually widens out as it nears the hem. The neck is squared off and wide panels of velvet curve over the shoulders. It closes down the front with a zipper closure that you can wear all the way up or lower to show a little more skin. Great condition with some minor notes to review below.

The dress is fully lined in a cream tissue silk and closes with a front painted metal zipper. Note that the zipper has the teeniest bit of "stick" to it. I see some smudges on the lower front skirt. Please review the provided photos. Perhaps the lightest of fading to the velvet under the arms but nothing that detracts or is noticeable once on. Priced accordingly. The fabric is signed throughout.

Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 54" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2168

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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