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Stylish Read: Emilio Pucci

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You cannot mention the words “fashion powerhouse” without naming the empire which is Pucci. Jet setters such as Victoria Beckham, Elizabeth Hurley, and Kylie Minogue are amongst those shoe drape themselves in the beautiful bold prints that makes Pucci famous.

Founder Emilio Pucci, had a passion for women and an eye for color and design. Emilio’s talents allowed him to create a fashion house that introduced free-moving, lightweight fabrics, pop art prints, and a new color palette into women’s wear. During the 50’s his beautiful prints could be seen on fashion icons such as Jackie Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe.

On May 15th 2013, Vanessa Friedman, fashion editor of the Financial Times, will release her book Emilio Pucci with four different cover designs, each depicting an original pattern from the Pucci collections.

Featuring hundreds of photographs, drawings, and candid shots from the archive of the Emilio Pucci Foundation, this stylish read captures the breathtaking elegance and drama of Pucci, who was one of the first brands to use logos. Vanessa Friedman’s book highlights Emilio’s achievements in the fashion industry, and provides insight into the Pucci Empire, which now spans over 300 locations…a long way from the original Pucci location in Capri.

 

Photos courtesy of taschen.com

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Ashley Andrus

Originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia, for the last past two years Ashley Andrus has been living in Cary, NC. Ashley works at an oncology management company as an Operational Excellence Associate. On her spare time, Ashley is a fashion stylist and wine enthusiast who loves socializing at events , writing, and blogging.

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