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Emilio Pucci Embellished Wool Silk & Cotton Blend Jacket, Pre-Fall 2012 Runway
Emilio Pucci is a legendary master of prints. While his signature consists of vibrant, psychedelic prints that are creatively unrivaled, the house has made efforts to streamline and modernize the Pucci aesthetic since the namesake’s passing in the early 90s.
For Pucci’s 2012 Pre-Fall Collection, creative director Peter Dundas created a sparkling chic glam rock aesthetic using guipure lace, gold lamé appliqué, and Swarovski crystals to create the house’s signature prints. "It's a step away from the bohemian," said Dundas of the collection. “I wanted something more bourgeois, grown-up, urban. We're bringing Pucci to the city."
As seen as look #3 on that season’s runway, this jacket is an incredible work of art that delivers glam rock in spades. Done in a wool silk and cotton blend, the jacket is embellished throughout with hand appliqued beads, sequins, and rhinestones, and features a geometric pattern in shades of white, pink, maroon, and black.
The jacket begins with lightly structured shoulders and long sleeves that reach the wrist. An open front without closures emphasizes the less formal nature of this jacket, which remains glamorous throughout. The upper half of the jacket features mesmerizing patterns of sequins and beads on a crème ground, and the lower half of the sleeves and jacket features the woolly geometric patterns.
Size estimate: XS/SML
Size: 36 FR (fits like a 34 FR)
Shoulders: 14 inches
Sleeves: 24.5 inches
Bust: 33 inches
Waist: 28 inches
Length: 21 inches at back 23 at front
At the upper back of the jacket, a striking pattern that looks rather like a dream catcher radiates outward from a black silk flower applique. Circles and half circles of clear, gold, silver, light blue, red, lavender, and yellow beads draw the eye, while turquoise, yellow, and purple rhinestones add a magnificent sparkle. The pattern repeats in other formations at the front of the shoulders and at the top of each sleeve, rather like beaded epaulets, giving this jacket a distinguished feel.
The jacket is finished with a crème mesh fringe at the neckline, front placket, hem, and cuffs of the sleeves for an edgy look. One can easily imagine this jacket styled with a slip dress or cigarette pants and heels, perfect for evening wear or an addition to a professional wardrobe.
This Pucci jacket was purchased on Net-a-Porter for $5900 in 2012. In very good condition, there is a small spot on the lining and very minor signs of light wear throughout. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.