Emilio Pucci

Milan: Despite Peter Dundas’ rise to prominence as the designer behind legendary fashion house Emilio Pucci, his work for the label may have been dismissed by some as flashy, rooted in Pucci’s signature prints and Dundas’ own riot of embellishment. But then the queen of minimalism herself, Gwyneth Paltrow, took the red carpet at the Emmys in a daring look from this S/S 12 collection and a new Pucci audience was born. The lacy two-piece worn by the actress provided a lead-in to the full-blown, gypsy inspiration for Spring, fleshed out by full peasant skirts paired with shoulder-baring crop tops, draped silk halter blouses, cross chokers and sheer beaded panels contrasted against bare skin. As sexy as ever, Dundas’ smoldering muses communicated a newly mysterious, come-hither pull amplified by his couture-level craftsmanship and kaleidoscopic print patchwork. —Nina Stotler

Silhouette: Long / Body conscious / Full / Halter / Cropped

Color: Black / Red / Bright pink / Mint / White / Yellow / Aquamarine / Lavender / Gold / Chartreuse

Key Items: Full, tiered skirts / Crop tops / Peasant blouses / Body conscious, long-sleeve dresses / Slip dresses / Slouchy trousers / Tailored blazers

Materials: Tulle / Silk / Lace / Knits

Print + Pattern: Scarf prints / Ethnic / Geometrics

Details + Trim: Beading / Fringe / Ruffles / Pleating / Patchwork

Accessories + Footwear: Cross chokers / Chandelier earrings / Thin leather belts / Panama hats / Strappy high heel sandals / Ankle strap peep-toe pumps

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