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Pyjama Dress

ca. 1968 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Printed silk jersey
Brief Description
Evening all-in-one pyjama dress made of printed silk jersey, designed by Emilio Pucci, Italy, ca. 1968
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.
Dimensions
  • Outer cape length: 102cm
  • Inner waistcoat length: 60cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'100% PURE SILK / EMILIO PUCCI / MADE IN ITALY' (Label in bodice)
Credit line
Given anonymously
Summary
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.
Collection
Accession Number
T.337-1997

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record createdJanuary 11, 2008
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