Friday, February 17, 2012
NYFW Fall'12: Chado Ralph Rucci
Ralph Rucci opted out of a runway show this season, which had both its negatives and its positives. His clothes have a lot of drama in them, and some of that got lost in his Broadway showroom.
On the other hand, feeling is believing, and Rucci uses some of the most sumptuous materials known to man. There were racks of double-face cashmere skirtsuits with his signature 3-D quilting techniques, but even more luxurious was a double-face alpaca jacket and coat with satin trapunto details.
You could have your pick of furs: Mink in both sheared and knit varieties was nice, but if you really want lavish, and Rucci's clients often do, there was an ivory bouclé coat fully lined in Mongolian lamb, modeled after a Chanel number that Coco was working on before she died. Rucci crafted another style from strips of Russian sable and leather braid; it was as warm as it was weightless.-style.com