>> Matthew Williamson's gone from Pucci , and he seems to have taken the brand's bright, kaleidoscopic prints with him. Peter Dundas is in the house, and his interpretation of the Pucci heritage for Fall 2009 involves darker, moodier colors with a rock and roll vibe; the slit-up-to-there strapless gowns and super-minidresses are drawing  Balmain  comparisons from a number of sources . But critics — although some are unsure  about the lack of prints — seem ready to give Dundas a chance: management did want  a new, modern image, after all. WWD encouraged Dundas's movement beyond the print heritage: "The fact is that [Pucci] has to." The Moment agreed  that the collection felt "relevent to the times and the house," as did Cathy Horyn : " If Dundas can develop 'the product,' as retailers say, he may just have something at Pucci."
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