Ralph Rucci Brings High Style to Paris
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Ralph Rucci is the only American designer, since the legendary Mainbocher in the 1930s, to show his couture in Paris. Rucci's impeccable craftsmanship, restrained luxury, invocations of the styles and art of the past and rich sophistication have made him one of the most respected designers of his generation. Inspired by artists like Francis Bacon, Joseph Beuys and Cy Twombly, Rucci has an innovative approach to cut and construction. He works closely with mills and weavers to create new fabrics but also revives important cloths from the past. He is the winner of the 2008 National Design Award for fashion, and his work has been seen at The Cooper-hewitt National Design Museum, The Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology, The Costume Institute of Kent State University and The Phoenix Art Museum. To learn more about Rucci's design philosophy and connection with art, We've invited another influential figure from the world of design, artist and photographer Ik Ud to interview him. Born in Nigeria, Ud is the founder and editor-in-chief of the cutting-edge magazine aRUDE. His photography explores issues of fashion, celebrity and art.
RALPH RUCCI with IK
WHEN: Thursday, September 18, 8:15 pm
WHERE: 92nd Street Y (1395 Lexington Avenue, at 92nd Street)
About the 92nd Street Y Founded in 1874 by a group of visionary Jewish leaders, the 92nd Street Y has grown into a wide-ranging cultural, educational and community center serving people of all ages, races, faiths and backgrounds. The 92nd Street Y's mission is to enrich the lives of the over 300,000 people who visit in person each year as well as those who visit virtually, through the Y's satellite, television, radio and Internet broadcasts. The organization offers comprehensive performing arts, film and spoken word events; courses in the humanities, the arts, personal development and Jewish culture; activities and workshops for children, teenagers and parents; and health and fitness programs for people of every age. Committed to making its programs available to everyone, the 92nd Street Y awards nearly $1 million in scholarships annually and reaches out to 7,000 public school children through subsidized arts education programs. For more information, please visit www.92Y.org.
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