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.
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 Mardi Gras! To celebrate the last day of Carnival, here’s a look at the star of Helmut Newton’s 1966 Venetian shoot: Italian model and socialite Mirella Petteni Haggiag.
Born in Bergamo, Mirella Petteni moved to Milan to work as a model. As the wife of film producer Robert Haggiag, Petteni was also a society figure with residences in Venice, Tuscany, New York, and Rome’s Palazzo Mengarini. (See T magazine.) She retired from modelling to become an editor at Vogue Italia.
Petteni can be seen on many Vogue Couturier Designs by Italian designers.
Petteni also appears in a Vogue holiday editorial that includes two Vogue Special designs (Vogue 6084 and 6054):
Here she wears Galitzine’s halter and culotte:
Here, in Pucci’s bestselling cape-jacket ensemble, Petteni’s aspirational hair is an added bonus: