By  on October 17, 2011

GRANAIOLO, Italy — One could hardly imagine the jolt of colors and vivid patterns behind the creamy walls of Villa di Granaiolo, the Pucci family compound that includes a 14th century former convent and a 16th century fort nestled on gentle hills a 40-minute drive away from Florence.

And this is precisely the kind of incongruity that is not lost on Laudomia Pucci, daughter of the late Emilio Pucci. “I love the contrast between the severity of these buildings and our prints, this is the irony Pucci is about,” she said Friday, while giving a preview tour of what Pucci defined as the archive training center and part of the Pucci Foundation.

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