FAUSTO’S AMERICAN DREAM: Fausto Puglisi is hitting New York April 29, when Bergdorf Goodman launches his collection for spring. Linda Fargo and Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis are hosting a cocktail reception at the store to celebrate the store’s exclusive with Puglisi. “We kept a close eye on him for numerous seasons, as we were intrigued by his range, which ran from exceptionally clean and luxurious to essentially Italian tailoring and over-the-top embellished looks,” said Fargo. “He moved between less is more, to more is more. We thought our clients would be as excited as we were by Fausto’s quintessentially Italian spirit and talent.” To say that Puglisi, who’s personality is as exuberant as his colorful collections, is excited to be in Bergdorf is an understatement: “Bergdorf Goodman represents that powerful mix of dream, reality and clash of culture which is quintessentially AMERICAN!” wrote the designer in an e-mail (the caps are his). “It is an extraordinary satellite of fashion and desire — it’s opulent, shameless, magical and modern, and these are, for me, the secret words to create beauty with. It’s fearless, an incredible family, and I am so happy to be a part of it. It’s my personal firework!”

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