The probe follows an accident that happened last Thursday near Rome. An 80-year-old tree, located within a property owned by Pucci, fell onto a car that was driving by at the time. Two of the three passengers, identified as Egyptian brothers Mohammed and Mahamaoud Fuad, were killed on impact, while Eleonora Mannino, who was in the backseat, is now hospitalized.
Investigations are trying to clarify the responsibilities of Pucci, who might be accused of having left the property behind without commissioning any maintenance work on the tree that hit the car.
Pucci herself could not be reached for comment.
The Pucci estate is located on 1,500 acres outside of Florence and has been in the family for generations.
Pucci, the brand, is now part of the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton stable. After Peter Dundas departed the fashion house to join Roberto Cavalli last year, Pucci named Massimo Giorgetti its new creative director. For fall, Giorgetti took Pucci back to its skiwear roots, focusing the collection around the idea of whether “the jet set still exists.” In its review of the show in Milan, WWD wrote, “The lineup’s neo-Sixties ski sweaters, puffers with a mountain range print and oversize silk printed chemise dresses worn backward were bright, fun, quirky and, for the most part, wearable. A stretch silk knit graphic jumpsuit was made for the après ski bunny who wants to make a statement without showing skin.”