Designer to the stars Fausto Puglisi aims out of this world

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By Isla Binnie MILAN (Reuters) – Fausto Puglisi’s elaborately embroidered dresses have been worn by Madonna and will be featured alongside titans of Italian fashion at London’s Victoria & Albert museum this year, but his ambitions for his young brand are as grand as his designs. Puglisi got his big break in 2010 when Dolce & Gabbana invited him to sell his clothes in their shop in Milan, and he opened his first monobrand store in Rome last year. When Madonna chose to wear Puglisi, fellow Sicilian designer Domenico Dolce and his partner Stefano Gabbana took notice. “Puglisi is a typical Sicilian name…it’s like Smith in London,” Puglisi chuckled.

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