Chado Ralph Rucci Fall / Winter 2010 Womenswear Ready-To-Wear Collection by designer Chado Ralph Rucci.
Chado Ralph Rucci presented his fall collection in his SoHo showroom, as a salon-style show venue. with its floor-to-ceiling wall of mirrors. This allowed the designer to have complete control over the proceedings, and it also allowed every guest — all of whom sat facing said mirrors — a clear and unobstructed view of the celebrities in the front row crew of celebrities it was, with Patti Smith seated on one end, Martha Stewart seated on the other, and Whoopi Goldberg, Fran Lebowtiz and Ashford and Simpson in the middle – the latter two sandwiching a caped and bejewelled Andre Leon Talley, Many of the looks here felt decidedly sexier (dare we say younger?), than in seasons past, as seen in a black knitted mink/fox fur tunic, a fitted black leather jacket paired with a swingy above-the-knee skirt, a navy, sheer-seamed shirt dress that shimmered like wet pavement at midnight and a black wool jersey dress that was slashed with panels of neon pink taffeta – all of which were worn with thigh-high boots and twisted hand and finger wraps that nodded to Rucci’s fascination with Japanese culture remarkable techniques and exquisite indulgences Rucci is known for. The designer spared no expense with day looks either, splicing wool jersey dresses with panels of asymmetrically hand-tucked taffeta and tulle, and quilting silk moiré and cashmere jackets and coats along the lines of the moiré patterns. In his show notes, Rucci said he was driven forward by varying “levels of seduction, ranging from blatant to subliminal.” By seduction, Rucci doesn’t mean sexy, but rather sophisticated, rendered via lace and chiffon paneling and sumptuous fabrics.
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