Fashism and Pucci


Pucci at his work table designing one of his psychedelic prints

I was alerted to an interesting article this morning about Emilio Pucci that is in Reed University’s alumni magazine. I knew from other books that Pucci had been a fascist, and that he had also served as a right wing politician in Italy in the late 1960s. However, his wartime escapades are even more fascinating than Chanel or Schiaparelli’s. Pucci survived being captured by the Gestapo and tortured until his skull was literally cracked. The article is worth the read…

About Jonathan

Jonathan Walford is a fashion historian and co-founder of the Fashion History Museum in Cambridge, Ontario. The FHM maintains a collection of nearly 12,000 artifacts dating from the mid 17th century to the present. Jonathan has authored various books and museum catalogues, including The Seductive Shoe, Shoes A-Z, Forties Fashion, 1950s American Fashion, and Sixties Fashion.
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