The mood at the Emilio Pucci show for next fall "is playful and unapologetically optimistic," Norwegian designer Peter Dundas said in the notes for the collection presented Saturday in a downtown Milan palazzo.
The "Pucci Girl" is carefree, glamorous and sassy.
She likes hot pants, miniskirts and thigh-high boots that cling like a second skin. She's not satisfied with just a mink jacket. It has to be fabulously pink and puffy.
For evening she decorates her shorts and matching top with glittery sequins, and switches to stiletto pumps, baring her legs.
Much of the collection's night wear is a flirtatious combination of sheer fabrics, prints and embroidery. The Midas touch comes in tunic dresses and gowns held together by myriad gilded beads.
Diamonds might be a girl's best friend, but Pucci this round is not far behind.