1960s Emilo Pucci Pretty Blue Silk Print Chiffon Top and Skirt 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 set 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 sets I have ever had in the shop. It is a gorgeous combination of a blues with a white mixed through the pattern on the silk. These colors are combined in a striking design that sweeps over both pieces. It also has the advantage of being two pieces which allows you to mix and match it with pieces you already own, or wear it together to get the appearance of wearing a proper dress. As is typical in a Pucci piece, he has used bands of a different printed silk to define the waist and hem on the skirt and also the cuffs of the top. On this set those borders are pretty little curving circle 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 sleeve is cut wide and fill so that it has a wonderful fullness and airiness to it above its cuffed wrist. The neckline is softly scooped and sits wide across both the front and back neck. If you are slim through the shoulders it will have an bit of an off-shoulder feel to it even. The body of the top is cut to be loose and easy. On the skirt, the waist is defined by printed silk band. From there the skirt flares out to the floor in a gradually widening line and the skirt is quite full by the time it reaches the floor. I love how it is cut so that is falls in soft folds and 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
Fully lined in a pale blue silk chiffon. The top slips on to wear and closes at the back with a painted metal zipper and hook & eye at the waist band. Each cuff snaps to close with fabric covered, hidden snaps. Note that the color is prettier in person and more towards a cornflower blue
Sleeves: approx 26"
Shoulders: no true seam, neck opening is approx 15'5"
Bust: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam & widening to 26" at the hem
Length: approx 25"
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 43.5" 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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