Emilio Pucci in America

October 18, 2014 - February 01, 2015
Charles B. Presley Family and Lamar Dodd Galleries

Inspired by Emilio Pucci's brief tenure as a student in horticulture at the University of Georgia in 1935, this exhibition celebrates the Italian designer's time in the United States and his 100th birthday. It will include information about Pucci's ties to UGA; his work in Portland, Ore., where he designed his first clothes, uniforms for the Reed College ski team; his collaborations with U.S manufacturers, including White Stag and Formfit Rogers; his flight attendant uniform designs for Braniff Airlines from the collection of Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas, Texas; and his design for NASA's Apollo XV space patch. A selection of quintessential Pucci gowns, lingerie, sportswear and swimwear from the collection of Phoenix Art Museum will demonstrate how Pucci's experience in the U.S. inspired his preference for comfortable, easy-to-wear fashion.


Mary Koon


The W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art