Year: Late 20th Century
Collection: Queens College Costume Collection
Donor: Gift of Perry Ellis
Identification number: 210.91.1
Materials: Silk jersey
The signature garment by Pucci was probably produced in the 1960s, when he was celebrated for clothes that were easy to pack and wrinkle resistant, making him a favorite of the jet set. His choice of fabrics allowed him to fashion non-restrictive clothes that were informal but sophisticated. His own prints, designed in an array of brilliant colors that included kaleidoscopic and mosaic patterns were inspired not only by his travels to Cuba, Bali, India and Africa but also from the avant-garde in painting, textile and design by the futurist Giacomo Balla.