When the pandemic exploded inexorably in early 2020, many museums and exhibitions had to adapt to the physical impossibility of patrons physically going to admire the works on display. One effective response, at least to give people a chance to entertain themselves with art despite the quarantine, was virtual tours.
The virtual tour of Palazzo Pucci, a sensory experience born from an idea of Laudomia Pucci, the “prince of prints”, one of the most brilliant and eclectic characters of the Italian and international fashion world, has recently debuted along these lines. Designer, multi-decorated Italian politician, air force ace and expert skier – to the point of being selected by the Olympic national ski team and participating in the 1936 Winter Olympics – Emilio Pucci represents that Italian eclecticism of the beginning of the century that has distinguished the history of Italy.
A virtual tour inside the Emilio Pucci Heirtage Lab where many of Pucci’s projects and works are kept.
“If people can’t come to us, why don’t we go to them”, said Laudomia Pucci who, together with her collaborators and Polimoda students, chose what to tell during the tour: stories, objects, drawings and much more.