More than any other, Pucci is a label that comes into its own in high summer, and some of Lacroix’s swimwear was stellarone stunning, yachtworthy number plunged from the shoulders to be gathered at the navel in a sunburst of color. There were plenty of delightful midsummer-night party dresses, and the multicolored Pucci dolly bags in soft silk were irresistible. But the collection didn’t quite hit all the high-glam spots it could haveespecially in a nostalgically inclined season like this one that’s crazy for romantic prints. Lacroix could have happily edited out all the black, and a closer look at Pucci’s fifties and sixties heritage might have yielded yet more gems that were ready for a twenty-firstcentury revival.
October 01, 2003 Milan