emilio pucci

Beautiful 1960s Emilio Pucci Butterfly Printed Silk Chiffon Full Length Dress

The Pucci butterfly print is one of my favorites. He designed and drew all of these early designs himself and this one in particular feels like you are wearing a piece of art with those huge butterflies that cover the surface of the silk. The combination of print with that unusual color is wonderful. This is the kind of vintage Pucci that is instantly recognizable. The base color  of the silk chiffon pretty deep yellow with a touch of a green undertone. Onto that are those butterflies that you see. These are done primarily in a mix of purples with shots of other colors used to highlight the design. I love the use of his signature, contrasting borders that define and anchor the waist and hem. The dress is made from a light, scarf weight silk that makes it very easy to wear and it feels lovely and light once on. It is cut in a simple column that gently flares as it nears the hem. This simple cut allows that beautiful butterfly print to shine. A wonderful example of the more sophisticated side of Pucci. Excellent condition with a small note below to review.

Fully lined in a neutral silk and closes at the back with a hand set, hidden set zipper. The fabric is signed throughout. I see two tiny storage spots on the front of the dress. These are both extremely minor. Tagged a Pucci size 8

Bust: to 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 56.5" from natural neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2529

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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