“The Pucci woman knows how to live, she knows how to enjoy,” says Camille Miceli, the Italian fashion brand’s artistic director since 2021. It’s a rainy April day in Milan and she’s perched on her living room sofa, sipping fresh ginger tea. Despite the inclement weather, her outfit delivers a jolt of sunshine: leggings, a billowy top, and hiking boots all embellished with an exuberant Pucci print. Miceli, half French and half Italian, is the perfect poster girl for the label—long beloved for its psychedelic patterns and jet-set vibe. “Last night I was hanging out here, naked, blasting show tunes,” she says nonchalantly. “Tonight I’ll go to my house on the southwest coast of France.”
Prior to moving to Milan, Miceli had thrived on the high-octane energy of the Paris fashion world, where she worked, first in public relations and then as a jewelry and accessories designer for industry titans Chanel, Dior, and Louis Vuitton. Her mentors over the years have included Marc Jacobs, Nicolas Ghesquière, and Azzedine Alaïa. But decorating her new home, a top-floor apartment in the Brera district, has eased her transition to a decidedly slower pace.
“I needed a place with light and sky,” she says. “It’s good for my mood.”
Spirits, it must be said, are high. Around her, Le Corbusier’s LC3 armchair mingles with vintage finds and a groovy Yves Laloy painting. Nearby, a strand of beads hangs from a ceiling fan. A vintage 1970s marble dining table covered in assorted tableware, meanwhile, lies in wait for the parties she loves to host—gatherings that, she reveals, always end in dancing. Pucci prints and complementary patterns abound, creating a cheerful backdrop for the designer who, despite her go-with-the-flow attitude, is determined to shake things up.
“I don’t like to follow the rules,” says Miceli, who tossed the Fashion Week calendar out the window when she took the reins of the 76-year-old company. Instead, she has shown her work when and where she pleased, introducing a “see now, buy now” model. Its impact now resonates at home.