Late 1950s Emilo Pucci Pink Silk Shorts and Shell Set
This is a wonderful example of the earlier work by Emilio Pucci and is also quite fabulous. The set is comprised of a fitted, sleeveless shell top and shorts that are also fitted in a way that highlight every curve but are not skin tight. Both pieces are made from a silk and nylon mix so it looks like a raw silk but has a touch of bias to the cut. The print is one of his earlier ones and is a series of little blocks set so they have a diamond shape and stacked to run over the entire set. The colors range from a soft pale pin to a more pastel fuchsia, purples and shots of coral. It is meant to fit and hug your cures and has that classic 50s cut. The top has molded and seamed with an inner cupped half bodice built in. The waist of the top nips in through clever seaming. The shorts are fantastic with a curved cut around the hips, boy short feel tot he leg and a high fitted waistband. It is very sexy and you can of course break up the set and wear each piece with something else for a variety of styling possibilities. Very rare and collectible. Excellent condition
Both pieces are unlined. The shorts close with a side painted metal zipper and the top closes with the saem type of zipper at the back. Inner boned half bra on the interior of the top. Note that on the inner bra you can see part of the coiled wiring on each side of the bust. This is deliberate so that they can be removed prior to cleaning - they basically sit in little "pockets". This inner bra is made of silk and had sewn into place. Hand finished throughout
Bust: to 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 18.5" from neck to hem
Waist: 12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 13.5" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
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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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