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Pyjama dress
  • Pyjama dress
    Pucci, Emilio, born 1914 - died 1992
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Pyjama dress

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1968 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pucci, Emilio, born 1914 - died 1992 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed silk jersey

  • Credit Line:

    Given anonymously

  • Museum number:

    T.337-1997

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This trouser-dress designed by Emilio Pucci in 1968 is typical of Italian fashion. Cut in a luxurious Italian-produced silk jersey, it displays the bright Mediterranean colours which have been Pucci’s hallmark since the beginning of his career in the mid-1950s. The dress has a sleeveless bodice with a low-cut neckline. The bodice is cut under the bust and continues into a wide trouser-skirt.

Fashion at the end of the 1960s was characterised by the abandonment of short and rigid A-line mini-dresses in favour of long and svelte lines, and by the increasing presence of trousers in women’s wardrobes. Long dresses and skirts were no longer restricted to evening wear but were increasingly part of daywear.

Physical description

Long evening all-in-one pyjamas made of multicoloured printed silk jersey. Sleeveless bodice with a low-cut neckline, and cut under the bust and continues into a wide trouser-skirt.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

ca. 1968 (made)

Artist/maker

Pucci, Emilio, born 1914 - died 1992 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Printed silk jersey

Marks and inscriptions

'100% PURE SILK / EMILIO PUCCI / MADE IN ITALY'
Label in bodice

Dimensions

Length: 102 cm outer cape, Length: 60 cm inner waistcoat

Descriptive line

Evening all-in-one pyjama dress made of printed silk jersey, designed by Emilio Pucci, Italy, ca. 1968

Materials

Jersey; Silk (textile)

Techniques

Printed

Categories

Fashion; Women's clothes; Evening wear; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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