Thursday, March 07, 2002

I think the house of Pucci may have to re-think its appointment of Julio Espada as head of design. His third attempt to breathe 'new' life into the famous Italian label only helps to reconfirm my belief that nothing can compare with the original versions, (especially those from the 50's, 60's and 70's), thereby increasing the value of one's vintage pieces. I think it's a bad idea for a design house built on its eye popping prints and colors to try and go 'subtle' and low-keyed---after all, so many others do just that (and do it better). In the pictures of the Milan collections that appeared in both WWD and the New York Times, Versace and Missoni looked more Pucci, than Pucci. Such a shame, Julio is such a nice guy, (and talented to boot), but he should not try to alter the very essence of the label.

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