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F/W 2014 Runway Pucci Backless Jersey Gown

This was one of the highlights of the 2014 Pucci runway and though a recent piece, it is sure to  become a long term important collectible. It was seen on supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Erica Pelosini, amongst others and is also an important piece in terms of Peter Dundas' career. Style.com said that this one one of his best collections:

Over his five years at Emilio Pucci, Peter Dundas has soaked in the house's Italian jet-set heritage and turned the show into one of Milan's hot tickets. ...... Dundas tapped into his own history, and the result ranks up there with his best collections for Pucci.....Jersey was another house signature, but back in Emilio's day it never draped quite as fabulously as it did on Joan Smalls, who wore a long brown dress that dipped precipitously in the back from crisscrossing gold chains. 

It is made of a slinky, fine light jersey and there are literally yards and yards of it in that supermodel length skirt that flows from a chained waist. Cut out circle the waist giving a sexy glimpse of skin. The halter has a gold chain running through with a double loop of chain at the back - again you simply hook it into place and it drapes perfectly over one shoulder leaving the back bare. You can also wear it as more of a halter with the weight of the chains at the back holding it in place. Extraordinary technique and draping as this fabric is extremely hard to work with.  The original price on this gown was 4570 + taxes and I would bet that given the time to become a "true" piece of vintage that its value will far exceed that and what it is listed here for. New with tags and never worn.

The skirt is a single layer of jersey and the top a double layer. It slips on the wear with a hook and eye at the side waist. Tagged a modern 36 but fits to be loose and draped so as long as the waist works the rest just drapes.

Bust: variable
Waist: 13"
Hips: open
Bodice: drapes to fit a variety of lengths from neck to waist
Skirt: 47" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED

Item# DD2255

Photo of Erica Pelosini by Assunta Simone Photography. / Rosie Huntington at Amfar's 21st Cinema Against Aids Gala on May 22, 2014 in Cap d’Antibes, France. / Runway reference photo credit: style.com.

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