Italian designer Emilio Pucci's work returns to Athens with Georgia Museum of Art exhibit

Oct 17, 2014 1284

Little-known fact: Italian aristocrat and fashion designer Emilio Pucci, famous for his kaleidoscopic patterns, studied agriculture at the University of Georgia in 1935. This month, a costume exhibition at the Georgia Museum of Art, Emilio Pucci in America, brings his work back to Athens.

According to curator Mary Koon, Pucci long maintained his Georgia ties, even instating his American headquarters in Atlanta during the eighties. In June 1985 he premiered his resort collection at the Atlanta Apparel Mart, telling Nina Flournoy of Women's Wear Daily: "Atlanta is one of the up-and-coming cities of the world . . . there is a wonderful sense of style here. The people here are gracious, and the women are beautiful." October 18–February 1, Georgia Museum of Art, 90 Carlton Street, Athens


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