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This embroidered silk kaftan by Pucci looks stunning with these lace up boho chic boots. I love how in this picture, she mixed looks. She paired a resort chic feminine kaftan with high boho suede boots. It’s this unexpected mixing of styles that makes this look work so well, and makes it so versatile.

The house of Pucci has a long, illustrious history in fashion, and although founder Emilio Pucci passed away in 1992, the label continues to thrive, producing ready-to-wear clothes and accessories for women as well as men’s accessories. Pucci is known for colorful prints and free-flowing dresses that are ideal for resort wear or a glam summer evening. Modern Pucci designs recall the chic, jet set crowd of the 50’s and 60’s whose lifestyle was so closely associated with the house of Pucci during that era.

Emilio Pucci himself had an amazing life. He was born in 1914 to one of the oldest noble families in Florence, Italy, and had a varied career before settling on fashion. He was a member of the Italian Olympic team, a decorated member of the Italian Air Force, and as a young man, he lived in cities in Europe and all over the U.S. Pucci fell into fashion almost by accident, when he designed a ski outfit for one of his female friends in Switzerland – it appeared in Harper’s Bazaar, and from there, Pucci’s sleek designs became an instant hit. By the 60’s, stars like Jackie Kennedy and Sophia Loren wore his designs, and Marilyn Monroe was buried in one of his dresses. Madonna helped to popularize Pucci again in the early 90’s, sparking a resurgence in his colorful, flowing kaftans.

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