emilio pucci

Gorgeous 1960s Emilio Pucci Brilliant Citrus Coloured Silk Jersey Dress w Huge Floral Print

Emilio Pucci is one of my favorite designers and every single dress is a work of art. His colors and prints are mixed with a masterful hand and when you get a good piece of Pucci it tends to be a piece that you can wear for a lifetime. This one is particularly gorgeous with its bright floral pattern. I love it.

The dress is made out of one of his signature lightweight silk jerseys and this was a fabric that he preferred because of the way it moved and held colour. It is screened with one of his custom prints that he has laid out onto the fabric in a very deliberate way to highlight the cut and line of these dresses. Huge flowers cover the dress from head to toe in a bright combinations of colours. The sleeves are long and cuffed so that they pouf out slightly over the cuffs once on. The bodice is cut to skim over the bust with a high scooped neckline. It falls over the waist and hips in an easy way that lets it skim over you to the floor. The cut and fabric allow it to not be super fitted but still highlight the body underneath. The colour mix is gorgeous. The backdrop is a bright coral orange and then the floral pattern explodes off of that mixing yellow tones with pops of pink. The flowers cover the entire dress and I love the joyful feeling this creates. One of the signatures on his pieces are those bands of a contrasting print and on this dress he used that to define the neckline, the cuffs and around the bottom hem. A double band of that print is also set to run down the full length of the back of the dress. The entire dress weighs ounces. Excellent condition with a minor note below

Unlined and closes with a back painted metal zipper. Each cuff buttons to close. Tagged a vintage Pucci 8. The fabric is a silk jersey and does have some stretch. I have given the comfortable measurements laying flat. I see a tiny very light spot on the front. Please see the photo after the label shot. Hand finished throughout.

Sleeves: 26"
Shoulders: 14.5"
Bust: 16-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13-14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17-21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 58" from top of shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD4616

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