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416 Pages of Pucci

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On Wednesday evening, at its recently christened Madison Avenue flagship, Pucci invited friends such as Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, Karla Otto, and Bibhu Mohapatra to fete the new edition of Taschen’s Emilio Pucci. The lushly illustrated tome—initially released as an oversize, limited-run epic covered in vintage fabric—has been given new life as a 416-page coffee-table book. Four different covers are available in Pucci’s signature acid-hued, kaleidoscopic prints, each of which was plucked from the archives. “We all believe that at a moment when the world is becoming bigger, it’s nice to make sure that people can understand where you come from,” offered Laudomia Pucci—Emilio’s daughter and the house’s vice president.

Style.com caught up with the book’s author (and Financial Times fashion editor), Vanessa Friedman. In between inscribing copies, she dished on what she believes makes Pucci so timeless. “It’s really about an attitude, as opposed to a particular style,” she said. “It’s not about a silhouette. It’s about a way of existing in your clothes, and a freedom that your clothes give you to move and feel good about yourself.”

Emilio Pucci is available now at Pucci boutiques, and at www.taschen.com.

Photo: Joe Schildhorn /BFAnyc.com

Crackdowns On Miniskirts And Prom Dresses, Gucci And Guess Go to Court, And More…

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Emilio Pucci vice president and image director Laudomia Pucci (left) is set to be named a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Art et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) by French culture minister Frédéric Mitterrand today. In a statement, Pucci says, “I’m really happy to receive this award, which for me represents a big stimulus.” [WWD]

How mini is too mini? Although Indonesia is still establishing the criteria for what constitutes “porn crime,” Indonesian religious affairs minister Suryadharma Ali has dubbed miniskirts as pornographic and proposed a ban on them. [Vogue U.K.]

Speaking of dress code regulation, The Wall Street Journal reports that high schools in the U.S. are increasingly saying “no” to prom dresses their students are picking out. Reportedly, schools around the country are rolling out “elaborate dress codes” in an effort to cut out the plunging necklines and hiked-up hems they find inappropriate for a school dance. [WSJ]

Gucci has accused Guess of infringing on its G designs. The infringement claim was reportedly taken up in court today in New York, and Gucci is seeking over $124 million in damages for the imitations of its trademarks by Guess. [Telegraph]

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