Spaghetti Strap Jumpsuit

Origin: Italy

Year: Late 20th Century

Collection: Queens College Costume Collection

Donor: Gift of Perry Ellis

Designer: Pucci

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.