Monday, March 7

roberto capucci in philadelphia

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Roberto Capucci (b. 1930) is more artist than designer with his innovations in silhouette, line and color. His lively "dress sculptures" will be on exhibit (for the first time in the US) beginning next week at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. You can peruse 80 of his gowns spanning nearly 50 years of his career. I'm going to have to make it up there one of these days. Wowza.

"Art into Fashion" is on at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from March 16 through June 5; tickets are $22 here.

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10 comments:

Emily said...

Wow, that is a cool post. Ali, I love your blog and I loved seeing these amazing dresses today. As soon as I saw them the thought that came to my head was that Roberto Capucci needs to be hired ASAP to design costumes for Katniss in the Hunger Games movie. Have you read the books? I mean, seriously. Right?

Megan said...

Those are breathtaking! I really, really love the first one and wish I could see the blue and green dress in the last picture in better detail.

M said...

Oh my goodness, I have to go too. I love all the color and geometry. Thanks for the info.

sara b said...

I lived just down the street from the museum. We walked passed it every day on our way to the kid's school. It appears I left too soon....would have LOVED to have seen this exhibit!

theolivetree said...

Wow! Those really are a work of beautiful art!

Sarah said...

They make me think of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland: whimsical and colorful, totally surprising in the best way

hogger and co. said...

So colourful!

Tiffany said...

I have no excuse but to go to this! Thanks for sharing!

Lexie, Little Boat said...

i love going to costume/fashion exhibits! i went to the vintage chanel couture exhibit in nashville over the summer and the dresses were breath-taking! these are really beautiful, too!

Alisha Stamper said...

oooh! and I'm going to be in philly in may! The museum is my #1 destination every time I visit. Thanks for the heads up!