“These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do” was the vibe at the Pucci Fall 2013 runway show. The boots in question, a skin-tight, thigh-high made of the softest suede were Peter Dundas’ reiteration of the modern go go; I am pretty positive that these will be pounding the pavement come autumn. Boots aside, the super-sexy-chic collection had nothing new to say, because Pucci did what it does best — a 1960’s sexual time warp.
As soon as the first model stepped out and walked in those boots oozing sex appeal, the attitude for the show was in full gear. The collection was a celebration of the 1960’s and opened with a model wearing the aforementioned thigh-highs and an outfit of mixed prints — Pucci print skirt, zebra print belt, and a psychedelic print blouse articulated by sequins. Welcome to The Sixties! Hair and makeup mimicked that of Brigitte Bardot, the epitome of a sex symbol: long, straight hair with signature bangs and a flawless face made all the models crazy/beautiful. I am sure that most men would want their girlfriends to resemble a Pucci girl. No man-repellers here.
The collection continued its ode to the decade with more hippie glamour that included psychedelic tunics and fringe on bags, coats, and dresses. Jackie O who was catapulted into the limelight in the early 60’s seemed to have also influenced one of the looks in Dundas’ collection — a blue, double-breasted trench that would have gone well with her pillbox hats and Chanel suits. Baby Pink, a color immortalized by the former Mrs. Kennedy, also popped up on several looks adding bold color to the collection. My personal favorite was a fur coat dyed in that Baby Pink shade. One last important trend of The Sixties that made its way onto the runway was mod, and Lindsey Wixson did her best Twiggy pout impression in a turtleneck, hot pants, and a beret.
Silhouettes such as hippie and mod and icons like Bardot and Jackie O have established the 60’s as one of the most fashion forward decades of the past century. It was a time of conflict and progression, and it is symbolized in the individual trends born from the decade. Peter Dundas captured the best of what The Sixties had to offer in a young and sexy Fall 2013 collection for Pucci. Everyone from Hollywood Starlets to Russian princesses will be adorned in these clothes. And although bell-bottoms were absent from this collection, I do not think anybody cared, because all of the garments were hemmed above the knees. This show was all about legs, legs, and legs and maybe the boots that were made “to walk all over you.”