Saks President Marigay McKee – A Moment at Pucci

Our President makes it a point to know the creative minds that furnish our stores. Here she delves into the rich heritage of Emilio Pucci.

From our President Marigay McKee:

Emilio Pucci is not just a pillar of Italian fashion. It’s a brand that has reached far past that. The swinging 60s were partly defined by his infectious prints; it’s part of our everyday fashion vernacular now. Uniforms for NASA and the now iconic Braniff Airways outfits are essential moments in the brand’s impressive repertoire. Considering all that rich history, we’re lucky to have Peter Dundas holding the reins at this Italian classic, which under his brilliant creative direction, has never lost its sense of fun, nor its undeniable allure.

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Left: Marigay heads backstage to congratulate Peter Dundas on his brilliant creative direction for spring ’15. Right: Laudomia Pucci, the daughter of Emilio Pucci and VP Image Director of the brands, greet Marigay. Bottom: Aquazurra shoe creator Edgardo Osorio (right) and his business partner mix and mingle with the after-show crowd.

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From our President Marigay McKee:

Emilio Pucci is not just a pillar of Italian fashion. It’s a brand that has reached far past that. The swinging 60s were partly defined by his infectious prints; it’s part of our everyday fashion vernacular now. Uniforms for NASA and the now iconic Braniff Airways outfits are essential moments in the brand’s impressive repertoire. Considering all that rich history, we’re lucky to have Peter Dundas holding the reins at this Italian classic, which under his brilliant creative direction, has never lost its sense of fun, nor its undeniable allure.

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Left: Marigay heads backstage to congratulate Peter Dundas on his brilliant creative direction for spring ’15. Right: Laudomia Pucci, the daughter of Emilio Pucci and VP Image Director of the brands, greet Marigay. Bottom: Aquazurra shoe creator Edgardo Osorio (right) and his business partner mix and mingle with the after-show crowd.

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The One, The Only – Naomi Campbell Leads the Final Walk Procession at Pucci

It was great running into old friends, Peter Dundas, of course, but also Laudomia Pucci, Emilio Pucci’s daughter, who to this day acts as the brand’s VP Image Director. At a Pucci show, it is always a family affair. It was great to congratulate all those involved on a job well done.

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This Season’s Bags Exude Casual Luxury with Fringed Suede, Crocodile and Serpent Finishes and No Fuss Silhouettes

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The collection was filled with absolutely gorgeous details from look to look, but it was never bogged down, which is exactly what every woman wants. Top notch craftsmanship that gets worn, not the other way around. This season was no exception. This is what Milan Fashion Week is all about.

Stay up to date with the best of Italian fashion with Emilio Pucci.


Saks Social Exclusive: Gucci Beauty Instagram Meet-up

Meet Me In Milano: Check out our Instagram meet-up with Gucci Beauty.

Frida Giannini kicked off Milan Fashion Week with her first head-to-toe world of Gucci runway experience. The brands creative director unveiled the Gucci Beauty cosmetics collection alongside her spring/summer 2015 show.

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Made in Italy, this meticulously crafted makeup collection was co-created by beauty legend Pat McGrath, who was charged with designing products that encapsulate the signature Gucci finish. Saks Fifth Avenue is the premiere retailer of Gucci Beauty in New York City. To celebrate our launch, we co-hosted an Instagram meet-up with the fashion house dubbed: ‘Meet Me In Milano’.

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Irene Colzi of @ireneccloset enjoys a pre-runway show touch-up

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Frida Giannini kicked off Milan Fashion Week with her first head-to-toe world of Gucci runway experience. The brands creative director unveiled the Gucci Beauty cosmetics collection alongside her spring/summer 2015 show.

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Made in Italy, this meticulously crafted makeup collection was co-created by beauty legend Pat McGrath, who was charged with designing products that encapsulate the signature Gucci finish. Saks Fifth Avenue is the premiere retailer of Gucci Beauty in New York City. To celebrate our launch, we co-hosted an Instagram meet-up with the fashion house dubbed: ‘Meet Me In Milano’.

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Irene Colzi of @ireneccloset enjoys a pre-runway show touch-up

“We asked some of favorite Instagrammers to meet us in Milano to experience the allure of Gucci Beauty, in one of the most important cities associated with Italian sophistication and luxury,” says Qianna Smith, Director of Social Media.

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Makeup artist Aaron Smith Henrikson helped guests perfect their Gucci glow

Guests included Insta-scenesters such as Jasmin Fastchild of @myberlinfashion (pictured above), Acielle of @styledumonde and Erika Boldri of @erikamyfreechoice. The intimate group was hosted at Gucci’s flagship store on via Montenapoleone where Melanie Galea of @thestreetmuse snapped the photos for the evening.

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Beauty is best discussed with bubbly

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Fresh faced beauty Aneta Pajak, who walked in the Gucci show earlier this week, was on-hand to model the rich colors of the line.

Grab your girls and host your own meet-up with Gucci Beauty.

Photos by The Street Muse (Melanie Galea)


Enjoy a Refill on Bond No. 9 New York

Refresh your fragrance wardrobe for spring with Bond No. 9.

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Bond No. 9 wants to help you refresh your fragrance wardrobe for spring. From now until June 11, bring your empty perfume bottles, regardless of brand, to any of our in-store Bond No. 9 counters and receive a free refill with your purchase of two or more Bond No. 9 products*.

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Bond No. 9 wants to help you refresh your fragrance wardrobe for spring. From now until June 11, bring your empty perfume bottles, regardless of brand, to any of our in-store Bond No. 9 counters and receive a free refill with your purchase of two or more Bond No. 9 products*.

Find your springtime signature scent with Bond No. 9 New York.

*This offer excludes pocket sprays and soaps. Customers that wish to return any or both of the two purchased items pertaining to this offer must also return the refill.