It is fun to compare the designs of Emilio Pucci to the current Pucci designer, Massimo Giorgetti. To the left is a piece from 1969-70 designed by Emilio Pucci, which I donated to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Everything about it dates it to the late 60’s, the pattern and especially the color scheme, although it definitely doesn’t look out of date. To the right is a piece designed by Giorgetti (born in 1977) which was presented at Pucci’s Spring 2017 show. It looks like Massimo, who has said he doesn’t really like vintage has been taking a new looking through the Pucci archives for inspiration. What can I say except big wheels keep on turning? It is thrilling to see that Pucci, despite its exuberant use of pattern and color has actually become a classic, at least to a certain kind of self assured, creative woman who has a life in art circles. It is just the opposite of the most well known classic, the little black dress and pearls. Legend has it that Marilyn Monroe was buried in her favorite Pucci.