Sunday, March 16, 2008


Emilio Pucci Autum/Winter 2008/2009 Collection. Designer, Matthew Williamson re-imagined Emilio Pucci’s simple, minimalist cuts in a rounded silhouette for Pucci’s fall/Winter collection. Sculptured sleeves emphasize roundness to cocoon felted wool and angora coats. Skirts and dresses take on curved, egg-shape forms.
The designer: Matthew Williamson poses fora photo shot with Arabela. He has been creative director of Emilio Pucci since 2006.
Matthew’s favorite restaurant in Milan: Il Solferino.
Matthew’s favorite restaurant in London: Odette’s.

Detail. The back of the jacket. Emilio Pucci’s passion for the slopes transpires in sporty outerwear including quilted silk printed jackets and hooded wool parka with inserts of printed nylon.

The Accessories. Day-glow and bronze boots, orange tights, shocking-pink necklace and a very Emilio Pucci print clutch evening bag, sit on the floor, under the clothes rack ready to be worn on the runway.

The international PR. Karla Otto is the hottest PR on both continents; she has a waiting list of clients. All her events are guaranteed successes.
Karla’s favorite flower: Purple and blue delphiniums.

The image director. Emilio’s daughter Laudomia Pucci, just came back from China “We where running around China trying to understand when to open a store there.” She told me.
Laudomia’s favorite restaurant in Beijing: Lan ‘It’s designed by Philippe Starck, it’s fake empire style and the Chinese food and service are very good.”

The editor and the CEO. International Herald Tribune’s talented fashion journalist, Suzy Menkes talks to Emilio Pucci’s CEO Delphine Arnault. With deadlines Suzy doesn’t have time to eat when she is on the fashion circuit.
Delphine’s favorite restaurant in Milan: Il Baretto.
Delphine’s favorite flower: Orchid.

The Designer. Carla Fendi attended the Emilio Pucci show.
Carla’s favorite restaurant in Rome: Al Molo.

The dot commer. Natalie Massenet, founder and chairman of, the first global Internet luxury fashion retailer.
Natalie’s favorite restaurant in Milan: Contro Vapore.

The Marchesa. Cristina Pucci just flew in from New York.
Cristina’s favorite restaurant in New York: Le Cirque “I love the desserts.” She said.
Cristina's favorite restaurant in Florence:

The editor. One of my favorite magazines is Vogue Living and I am very fond of its elegant editor in chief, Hamish Bowles and am also crazy for his latest book, Vogue Living Houses, Gardens, People published by Knopf .
Hamish’s favorite restaurant in Milan: Da Giacomo.
Hamish’s favorite flowers: Tuberoses.

The shoes. Roberta Polato Rossi of Rossi Moda, makes the shoes and the boots for Pucci. Rossi Moda also makes shoes for Givenchy, Lacroix and Kenzo.
Roberta’s favorite restaurant in Venice: Harry’s Bar.
Roberta’s favorite restaurant in New York: Bond Sushi Bar

Refreshments. Not surprisingly the Moet et Chandon champagne flowed after the show. Like Emilio Pucci, Moet is owned by LVMH, the world’s leading luxury goods conglomerate.
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