Nicole Kidman at Pucci Party
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Per usual, Suzy Menkes gives us some great IHT coverage and this time it’s the 60th anniversary party for Pucci. As she reports, stars and Italian aristocrats mingled to celebrate the Italian designer label’s contribution to the history of fashion.
Menkes reports, "My father had amazing passion for women – the body for him was
everything," said Laudomia Pucci, pointing to a 1970s bikini made
entirely from globular pearls. As the maestro’s daughter, and now image
director for the brand, she wore a vintage embroidered dress in quiet
colors, as did her mother, the Marchesa Cristina Pucci, in a slender
dress her husband had made for her 30 years before.
Both Nicole Kidman and Kylie Minogue are among the celebs who attended the event (and whose own collection for H&M is, how shall we say it, is clearly "inspired" by Pucci).
What next for the label?
Again, Menkes reports: For Laudomia Pucci, the challenge is to take the brand beyond the
prints, widely copied by fast fashion chains, and to go back to the
breadth of product she remembers when she first helped her father at
age 14. For the birthday, the original couture selling space was
recreated, the walls paneled with 400 different shades like a paint
chart, the name of each, from "celestial blue" to "Nile green," written
in medieval-style script on glass vitrines.
"But you will see there is no red – Daddy worked with fuchsia," said
So even if the only Pucci you can muster is a pair of platforms or a
discreet cosmetic case, why not take a moment to nod your head to the
man who put fuschia on the fashion map.– Joanne Molina for Second City Style