Ralph Rucci , a designer after my own heart, created a collection of grandeur and opulence for his fall/winter show at New York fashion Week. As the theatre filled with the who’s who of fashion, including the “geriatric starlet”, as she calls herself, Iris Apfel, there was a rowdy silence of curiosity and expectation. As the lights rose from their dimmed state for dramatic affect, model Katia entered the space bearing arms in a black leather suit, with intricate detailing about the waist for contrast. Her skirt flaunted a sheer lace insert of a hem to break the dark drama, to make us all recognize the woman this was created for.
As if on a secret cue, a series of muses sauntered onto the runway, one after the other a mere three steps apart, adorned in bright hued furs not meant for the faint of life. Okay?! The crowd ROARED. Saying that they gave a “round of applause” would be an understatement; the symbol of acceptance of this surprise element was well received by excited patrons and they showed it. Watch it all unfold in this slide show….
After that number, the crowd collectively scooted to the seat’s edge in anticipation for more, and of course Mr. Rucci gave us what we wanted. Spoiled, much? From tasteful feathered frocks, to leather cut with in daring lines, color blocking in the midst of perfectly clashing textures, and lace, chiffon and embroidered garments in beautiful shades that dazzled the eye. Here are 10 of my favorites from the collection. I wanted to choose 20, but I’m getting better with portion control in many aspects 😉
I truly admired this sexily sophisticated collection, and it always gets me a little giddy that Mr.Rucci himself graduated from Temple University! TU pride!
So I want to know, how did you feel about this collection? I’d love to hear your thoughts!