Happy Birthday, Pucci! 75th Anniversary & Pucci Patterns in DRESS

Simone D’Aillencourt in a Pucci shirt in three colors of cotton satin, British Vogue, April 1956. Photo: Norman Parkinson. Image: Iconic Images / Condé Nast / DRESS.

Did you know the house of Pucci is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2022?

Today is also Emilio Pucci’s birthday, so to celebrate, I’m sharing some publication news:

I’m pleased to announce that I’m among the contributors to the Spring 2022 issue of DRESS: The Journal of the Costume Society of America. My piece is called “Pucci (Paper) Patterns, 1956–73,” and it’s about Pucci’s licensed couturier patterns for Vogue and McCall’s.


Men’s costume illustration on the cover of DRESS: The Journal of the Costume Society of America Vol. 48, No. 1 (Spring 2022). Image: Routledge / Taylor & Francis.

DRESS has both print and digital editions. (Preview the Spring issue here.) DRESS 48.1 is out now and available to order from Routledge / Taylor & Francis.

Happy reading — and happy birthday, Pucci!

Paco Peralta 60

Cover of Sew Today magazine, June 2021: model in Paco Peralta tunic pattern Vogue 1550 in linen with silk contrast. Text reads: FABRIC FOCUS: LINEN - SANDRA BETZINA: DOLMAN SLEEVES - QUICK PROJECT: EASY-TO-MAKE TOP
Paco Peralta tunic (V1550) on the cover of Sew Today magazine, June 2021. Photo: Tim Geaney. Image: Sewdirect.

Paco Peralta would have been 60 today. Peralta died in 2019, just after his 57th birthday.

On his birthday, I’m reflecting on the legacy of the late, great Barcelona couturier who gave so much to the sewing community.

Happy birthday, Paco — you’re in our thoughts today.

Paco Peralta: Vogue Patterns | In memoriam: Paco Peralta, 1962–2019 | VISIBLE feat. Paco Peralta

Cover of Sew Today magazine, March 2021: model Piyawan Chitsamran in Paco Peralta coat pattern Vogue 1619 in waxed polyester. Text reads: TRENDS - GENTLEWOMAN STYLE - COLOUR FORECAST - SWATCH WATCH - PERFECT PLEATS - TERRY FOX
Paco Peralta coat (V1619) on the cover of Sew Today magazine, March 2021. Photo: Jack Deutsch. Image: Sewdirect.