The new “Cranberry” lipstick by Amway, together with a piece of chocolate from Fresh that once had my name on, the Summer 2013 fuchsia Valentino sling-backs, the book I currently read which is Michel Houellebecq’s “The Platform”, my Jil Sander dream-come-true from Raf Simon’s very last collection for the house, the entire color palette of Korres summer nail polish , a long-desired collectible vinyl of my truest love, aka Arthur Russell from 1986 that I got from Discogs and the very new Nike Air Max that arrived in my mailbox,
Friday at the office, the precious collectible 60th issue of Visionaire arrived in its wooden case. his owner was anxious. he gave it to me for a look. didn’t want to leave it but i had to.
photos by Michael Koronis
Hundreds of photographs, sketches and candid images from the archives of the Emilio Pucci Foundation capture the breathtaking elegance and drama of this unique brand in a book: Pucci, by Vanessa Friedman, published by Taschen.
Pucci is a tale of innovation stretching back over 60 years, recounting a brand that was among the first to bear a logo, that was a pioneer of diversification into interiors, athletic wear and accessories. It introduced free-flowing, lightweight fabrics, pop art prints and a proprietary, revolutionary colour palette into womenswear while constantly expanding the frontiers of fabric and printing technologies.
The text, prefaced by Laudomia Pucci and written by Vanessa Friedman, is a tribute, telling its tale in themed chapters that shed light on the designer and his legacy through to the present day, and is peppered with anecdotes and quotes from those who knew him best, who learned from him, who were struck by his vision and talent. It places the brand’s achievements in the context of fashion history and opens a new century with insight into the remarkable resonance of the Pucci style.
The XL tome is bound in printed Pucci fabric from recent collections, and each copy differs from the others, making each piece a collector’s item.
For diehard Pucci connoisseurs, a Vintage Art Edition – available in just 500 numbered copies – is bound in original vintage Pucci fabrics from the house’s Archives. It is packaged in a protective transparent acrylic box and is accompanied by four art prints of original drawings by the maison’s founder, Emilio Pucci. Each copy will be signed by his daughter Laudomia Pucci, who continued to design under the Pucci name until 1992 and who has been Image Director and Deputy Chairman of the company since 2000.
it was sent to my office this week, weighs more than 3 kilos and needs to find its own space in my house. No bookcase needed since i intend to take a look at it every day until i absorb all the information. it includes the history of the fashion house, pictures of the products and the workspaces, the history of the collections, Prada projects such as the Prada Transformer, campaigns and numerous charming things to know, illustrated in 700 pages of fine paper.
as it is written by Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli on the introduction:
The purpose of this book is to retrace and represent the multivalent aspects of Prada: from fashion to communication, from the pursuit of excellence to technological advancement, from architecture to art.