Born 1914 in Naples to one of Florence’s oldest noble families, Italian fashion designer and politician Emilio Pucci was photgraphed by Toni Frissell of Harper’s Bazaar on the ski slopes of Italy wearing a ski ensemble of his own design in the late 1940s.
Harper’s Bazaar asked him to design women’s winter clothing which they featured in their magazine and which was sold at various different New York department stores.
|1960s Pucci designs|
In 1950, Pucci opened a couture house on the Isle of Capri. He was known for his boldly printed fabrics that he utilized in the design of blouses, capri pants, dresses, shorts and suits, and also designed lines of sweaters, swimwear and underwear for US clothing manufacturers.
Pucci designed the flight attendant uniforms for Braniff Airlines from 1965-1974. He created six different uniforms which included everything from solid colored dresses to boldly printed separates.
Pucci died in 1992 at the age of 78.
These fabulous photos that captured classic beauties in Pucci designs from the 1960s.
|Isabella (l) in v-necked capsula and Nena (r) in two-part capsula, both by Emilio Pucci, boots also by Pucci, photo by Saul Leiter, Harper’s Bazaar, May 1960|
|Suzy Parker in Pucci ensemble, 1960|
|Model in colorful silk dress by Pucci, photo by Burt Glinn, 1963|
|Mrs. Xavier Givaudan in hostess pajamas by Pucci, photo by William Klein, Vogue, October 15, 1963|
|Astrid Heeren in ski jacket by Pucci, photo by Peter Beard, American Vogue, 1964|