Fall 2012 was a major departure from Peter Dundas’ usual hippie style for Pucci.
Gone were the gypsy tops, the flowy skirts, and the crochet and lace. In their stead were body-conscious dresses with sheer slits, tuxedo jackets, suiting, and other menswear staples. The first looks to walk the runway were sleek black dresses with sheer slits, which kind of reminded us of the 80s–or of Alexander Wang, circa 2009. Definitely not the kind of thing we were expecting to see at a Pucci show. However, as the show went on, Dundas developed the motif in buff and powder blue, which were totally original and oh-so-pretty.
Halloween might be long gone, but Tuesday night’s fete for the launch of Pucci’s new boutique at Saks Fifth Avenue showed proved fashion folks are not tired of dress up. Emilio Pucci creative director Peter Dundas co-hosted the event with Harper’s Bazaar editor in chief Glenda Bailey.
Alexa Chung manned the DJ booth guests mingled with models (Coco Rocha, Anja Rubik and Jacquelyn Jablonski amongst them) all decked out in Dundas’ gypsy-inspired Spring 2012 collection for Pucci. Which is fitting because just the night before a good chunk of the party-goers, Dundas included, had dressed up gypsy for Anja’s themed Halloween party.
“Anja’s party last night was gypsy themed, so I went as a gypsy,” Dundas told us of his Halloween costume. “I didn’t bring anything and I was so busy I really didn’t want to think about it so in the end I went to St. Marks and let me tell you, you can find everything at St. Marks within half an hour! And that’s exactly what I did.” Note to self: Hit up St. Marks for Peter Dundas-approved gypsy fashion–apparently gypsy is very in this season.
Remember that Jennifer Lopez video “Ain’t it funny”, when a sepia-toned J-Lo finds herself magically whisked into a gypsy-ish/flamenco-y fantasy?
This, is in a nutshell, was what Peter Dundas’ spring collection for Pucci felt like yesterday: cropped peasant tops, flowy skirts, six-packs, big messy hair, and rosaries as chokers. The only thing missing was the topless toreador.
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Over the weekend, Peter Dundas showed his first collection for Pucci since Matthew Williamson‘s exit, and surprisingly, everyone’s talking about it. Instead of a rolling screech of sorbet-stained glass prints, Dundas showed a promising, if not on-trend collection (neon, big shoulders, over-the-knee boots, and, since Dundas has been head designer of French furrier Revillon since Read more →
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