Pucci Designer Glasses
Marchese Emilio Pucci di Barsento was born in 1914 in Naples, Italy. The son of a wealthy aristocrat, he was an avid skier and joined the Italian Olympic ski team in 1934.
In 1935 Pucci attended university in the United States, where he first started designing sportswear for his ski team. After serving as a pilot for the Italian Air Force during wartime, he returned to Italy due to health concerns that kept him from flying.
During a ski trip on the slopes of St. Moritz, a fashion journalist noticed Pucci and his outfit. She took some photographs and later invited him to create some pieces for a photo session about winter fashion. His designs were featured in the winter edition of Harper's Bazaar 1984, winning him nationwide acclaim.
In 1949 he opened his first shop in Capri, Italy, before creating his first couture line which he later presented in France. Pucci used lightweight materials in bold and vibrant colours making him stand out from other designers of his time. The House of Emilio Pucci was born.
Soon there were dozens of items that sported the famous Pucci prints: handbags, shoes, wallets, and sleepwear. He continued to act as head designer for the House of Pucci until his death in 1992.
In 2002 head designer Christian LaCroix revamped the brand by bringing back vintage Pucci prints, before being replaced by Matthew Williamson in 2006.
Pucci print inspirations come from Mediterranean landscape, exotic culture and architecture. Every season the design house unveils fresh new patterns for its ready-to-wear and accessories collections, one of which has gone on to become the iconic signature of its eyewear, and one that has transformed sunglasses into masterpieces of museum-worthy proportions. Pucci sunglasses are nothing short of kaleidoscopic and never fail to impress, exceeding the high expectations the most demanding consumer.