Spring 2013 Peter Dundas for Emilio Pucci Embroidered Dragon Dress
Vogue said of the Spring 2013 Emilio Pucci presentation; "When Peter Dundas inherited this historic Florentine house—famous since the 1960s for its kaleidoscopic prints—he made reworked archival patterns a major part of his story line. Last season and this one, though, he's started inching away from them. These days, the label is just as well known for Dundas' confident, louche brand of glamour as it once was for its founder's graphic swirls and geometries. For Spring, Dundas filtered his style signatures through the lens of Vietnam. The designer ... showed bomber jackets (some embroidered with the house logo), sheer veiling (and) tattoo embroideries."
On the runway, the dragon motif was used on several pieces including a similar dress to this one, but in black. This dress was one of the pieces produced based on the amazing embroidery work seen in the collection that season. The dress is a simple shaft through the body. This straight and easy silhouette makes it simple to just throw on and go. The sleeves have tremendous volume and the pouf and balloon out above their buttoned cuffs. They are cut extra long which only emphasizes their shape. At the back there is a long, curved slit below the buttoned neck. This is where you get that sexy glimpse of skin. The base fabric is a white crepe and onto this is the elaborate embroidery that you see with fantastical dragons and mythical creatures covering the entire surface of the dress including the sleeves. The colors used range from a crisp white thread to metallic gold, copper, black and a pale pink. It is gorgeous on and even has pockets hidden along each side of the hips. Excellent condition with a small note below to review.
Unlined and slips over the head to wear. Buttons at each cuff and at the back of the neck. Tagged a modern Pucci US10, UK12, FR40, IT44. Pockets alomg each hip. Note that there is some signs of grubbiness to the inner collar and along the top edge of the collar. The teeniest touch of color run around the head of the front bird. Please review the final two photos after the label shot. Priced well under current value as a result.
Slightly dropped shoulders: 16"
Bust: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 37" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG
Reference Photo: S/S 2013 Emilio Pucci Runway Collection, Look 32. Model: Jourdan Dunn.
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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