Adored by style icons Jackie Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe, Emilio Pucci was known for his colorful kaleidoscopic patterns. A Florentine aristocrat, Pucci was initially discovered when photographs of his skiwear ran in Harper’s Bazaar in 1947. Since his arrival at the Italian house in 2009, Norwegian designer Peter Dundas, continues to deliver no-holds barred glamour in keeping with the iconic label’s illustrious history.
For Fall 2013, creative director Peter Dundas looked to rock goddesses Angie Bowie, Anita Pallenberg and Britt Ekland for inspiration. The collection was full of his sultry signatures fashioned into retro silhouettes, accessorized with thick bangs, bohemian layers and micro hemlines. Archival Pucci prints were worked into short skirts as well as black and white knits covered in studs. Gorgeous over-the-knee suede boots in saddle brown, black, pine green and scarlet red were the answer to the minis and tunics worn as dresses. Pants were absent from this fall-winter collection so the footwear provided coverage in addition to sex-appeal.
Season after season, I love to watch Peter Dundas reinvent the Emilio Pucci name. He makes clothes that “It” girls crave and that I aspire to own! His designs are luxurious and beautifully made, but they never look too precious. Even at their most ornate, they still have a fuss-free ease about them. Additionally, I love the way he styles his shows! The girl’s typically have luscious, shiny hair accented with sex-pot makeup.*
*I have a real soft spot for this beauty look as it reminds me of how my mother styled herself in her twenties. She always had long, glossy blonde hair paired with smokey eyeliner and dark lashes. Mom looked glam, but in that effortless, rock ‘n’ roll way. Elle était magnifique!
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