Roberto Capucci - Haute Couture - Robe de Soirée 'Sculpture' - Art Déco
Arancia Sculpture Dress, Fall/Winter 1982. Designed by Roberto Capucci, Italian, born 1930. Velvet and gazar, 72 x 60 x 40 inches (182.9 x 152.4 x 101.6 cm). Fondazione Roberto Capucci. Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art… (Orange Sculpture Dress. According to Capucci, he wanted the dress to give off the illusion of peeling back an orange before you go to eat it.)
Roberto Capucci was born in Rome in 1930. He attended the Liceo Artistico and the Accademia di Belle Arti. At the age of just twenty-six he was judged the best Italian fashion designer, particularly praised by Christian Dior, whom however he never had the opportunity to meet. In 1962 he opened an atelier in Paris, where he was given an enthusiastic welcome, receiving the praise of the press and the honour of being the first Italian artist asked to design a product.
Les photos de Pauline Darley
Picture by french photographer Pauline Darley dress by Kamilya Kuspan
Roberto Capucci. Ventaglio[Fan]. Sculpture-dress in red sauvage with fan-shaped insets in the sides. First exhibited: Palazzo Barberini, Rome, 1980. Photo: Andrea Melzi and Efrat Kuper
Nove Gonne (Nine Skirts), 1956, By Roberto Capucci (Italian, b. 1930). Sala Bianca Palazzo Pitti Florence. Sculpture-dress, ‘bello’ red silk taffeta, overlapping elements on the skirt. Claudia Primangeli / L.e C. Service. Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museu