Monday, 12 May 2008

Chado Ralph Rucci - Exhibition

Ivory double-faced silk and wool twill jacket and skirt with orange "suspension" insets.
Chado Ralph Rucci, Haute Couture spring/summer 2005 Collection.
Thank You so much Paco for pointing out The Kent State University Museum site. I see why you said the fabric must be "noble".
Curator Anne Bissonnette wrote "While Mr. Rucci is well-known and admired throughout the international fashion community for his impeccable garments, the Kent State University Museum exhibition represents the first major public display of his work".
These are just a few pictures of Chado Ralph Rucci's collection. All his garments are a piece of art. I choose these garments because I especially like his "suspension" technique.
Black wool crepe "suspension" dress Chado Ralph Rucci, Haute Couture spring/summer 2005 Collection.
Orange double-faced wool twill dress with "suspension" insets and enameled belt. Chado Ralph Rucci, Haute Couture spring/summer 2005 Collection.
Close up of the "suspension" technique.
Lavender double-faced cashmere brushed-twill jacket with scarf neckline and “suspension” insets worn with a matching skirt. Chado Ralph Rucci, Ready-to-wear fall/winter 2005 Collection .
All pictures are from the Kent State University Museum site.

8 comments:

Caity said...

Thank you so much for highlighting the exhibition and pointing to the site - I'd been looking at the new patterns from Vogue and now I see what all the fuss is about!

Sigrid said...

Thanks for sharing and the link too. I'll explore that site later, seems very interesting.

paco peralta said...

Ann .- I am glad you enjoy the collection of Kent State. Yes, it's wonderful, has a good retrospective. You've chosen good pictures. He also sent this link, where Phillys Craine (Sewing Divas) spoke in his post on the techniques of sewing R. Rucci. best wishes. Paco

http://thesewingdivas.wordpress.com/2008/04/05/vogue-1048-chado-ralph-rucci-embellishment/

Tany said...

Exquisite! And a wonderful source of inspiration now that I'm planning to make Vogue 1048!

toya said...

wow, beautiful garment, his garments are divine

Marji said...

I've seen that too - isn't it wonderful?

email me at mlweaving at yahoo dot com to get your invite to the coat sewalong.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

The Kent State Exhibition seems to have more of his modern pieces than the display I saw at FIT last summer! But all of his pieces are amazing...I just love his work!

Claire said...

I so love Chado Ralph Rucci. Thank you for spotlighting his collection on your site. Talk about eye candy and elegance.