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. The clothes consisted of lingerie-inspired pieces worn as outerwear--there were plenty of bras and corsets on display. Skirts were done in lace, organza, silks, and encrusted with crystals.
The sexiness was shameless and over-the-top. Artfully placed lace half-covered the crotch, while nipples and butt-cracks were still on display. Remember that see-through Pucci number Gwyneth Paltrow wore to the Emmy's last week? That went down the runway, too. (Apparently if you're Gwyneth Paltrow you get to wear pieces before they even hit the runway). It all made me feel a little prudish, to be honest.
I can certainly see elements of the show-–toned down, preferably worn with a slip underneath—worn out, like a black crochet dress or a chunky crucifix. But the question remains: are there really women out there (besides Gwyneth) who want to go running around knicker-less in full lace trousers?
**All photos: Imaxtree