Italian aristocrat Emilio Pucci was born in Florence, Italy, in 1914. After studying agriculture at the University of Georgia Pucci joined the Italian Air Force to serve as a torpedo bomber pilot in the Second World War. He earned international acclaim during the 50s when one of his ski suit designs appeared in an issue of Harper's Bazaar. Innovative and modern, Emilio Pucci tops combine quirky prints, luxurious fabrics and classic, feminine tailoring. Highlights include ruffle collar shirts, silk blouses in colour-blocked designs, and sleeveless peplum tops.