Sunday, August 15, 2010
Finding Pucci: An epic journey
Natalia Wein's may have mom, hailed from Mexico, but her style was 100 percent moon. In the 1960's she wore a psychedelic dress by the designer Pucci, who was also busy designing outerwear for NASA astronauts. Laura Wein was equipped for mission to chardonnay buzz. My personal favorite challenge.
The story, which has already been a roller-coaster, gets sad when we find out what happened to the dress. See Jimmy Hoffa's body for more information.
"My grandmother gave all her stuff away," says Natalia. "So I have no ‘vintage’ clothes in my closet."
She inspired me to change that, with a mission to the internet. (Formally known as Apollo 2.0).
This original Pucci mini-dress from the same era as Mrs. Wein's is up for bid at RubyLane.
This signed mod mini may actually be Natalia's moms' but now it's $450 at artfire.com. (sorry, girl)