Just Wait: Camille Miceli Is the Next Household Name in Fashion

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Camille Miceli recently scored the biggest job of her career, but she's just getting started. The newly appointed Artistic Director of Emilio Pucci has spent decades as the right-hand woman for designers like Marc Jacobs, Nicolas Ghesquière, and John Galliano, but now I believe she's destined to become a household name in her own right. 

Miceli began her career in 1989 in public relations at Chanel and had most recently spent seven years as the Accessories Creative Director at Louis Vuitton. Miceli is the first female creative director in Emilio Pucci's 75-year history (past designers include Christian Lacroix, Matthew Williamson, and Peter Dundas. Her vision for Pucci is all about joyful optimism), a trait that Miceli herself possesses in spades. "She has this sort of magic about her in the way she moves through life," Marc Jacobs told Vogue about Miceli. 

As for what's next, Pucci will be bringing the fashion crowd to St. Moritz to celebrate a new winter collection. Although Pucci is known for its summer-ready pieces, the house is actually deeply rooted in skiwear. Emilio Pucci was a skilled skier who joined the Italian Winter Olympic team in 1932. As WWD reported, Pucci was unexpectedly stopped on the slopes by fashion photographer Toni Frissell, who took a liking to the ski suit he designed and asked him to create a women's version to be featured in Harper's Bazaar. And just like that, his fashion career was officially launched. 

Scroll down to revisit Pucci's storied past and see how Miceli is bringing it into the present. 

The Evolution of Emilio Pucci

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Emilio Pucci is photographed at work in Florence, Italy, in 1959. 

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Emilio Pucci models pose on a rooftop in Florence in 1967. 

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A chic ski outfit from 1969. 

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Models frolic in Florence wearing Emilio Pucci gowns in 1976. 

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A Pucci-clad model walks the runway in March 2001. 

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Actress Kristin Davis (second from the left) attends the season five premiere of Sex and the City wearing a Pucci dress. 

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A fall/winter 2004 look during Christian Lacroix's three-year stint as creative director of Pucci. 

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A shearling jacket at the fall/winter 2014 collection presented during Milan Fashion Week. 

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Spring/summer 2022 marks Camille Miceli's first collection for Pucci. 

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Miceli's joyful optimism is clearly reflected in the S/S 22 collection. 

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Another look at Miceli's Pucci. 

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Miceli (left) in her own psychedelic design at a charity dinner in Paris in July 2022. 

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Tina Kunakey arrives at the Venice International Film Festival in September 2022 wearing a Pucci design by Camille Miceli. 

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