Emilio Pucci (1914-92)
Printed silk jersey
Museum no. T.337-1997
This trouser-dress designed by Emilio Pucci in 1968 is typical of Italian fashion.Cut in a luxurious Italian-produced silk jersey, it displays the bright Mediterranean colours which have been Pucci’s hallmark since the beginning of his career in the mid-1950s. The dress has a sleeveless bodice with a low-cut neckline. The bodice is cut under the bust and continues into a wide trouser-skirt.
Fashion at the end of the 1960s was characterised by the abandonment of short and rigid A-line mini-dresses in favour of long and svelte lines, and by the increasing presence of trousers in women’s wardrobes. Long dresses and skirts were no longer restricted to evening wear but were increasingly part of daywear.