On this day in fashion history

In 2008, Emilio Pucci confirmed that Matthew Williamson was to leave the label when his three year contract expired the following month, and was to be replaced by former Emanuel Ungaro designer Peter Dundas.

Dundas – who had plenty of practice with the zizzy colour palettes for which Pucci is famed via stints at equally-flamboyant labels Christian Lacroix and Roberto Cavalli – stepped into the breach of artistic director on October 1 that year.

“Peter Dundas, who is one of the most promising designers of his generation, possesses a creative talent and personality that fit with Pucci’s spirit and with its colourful and modern identity,” Pucci said in a statement.

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