This past Saturday morning, I headed to the Philadelphia Art Museum with the Lad, whom I was spending the weekend with, and to meet my other guests for the weekend, in addition to see the long awaited Art Into Fashion: Roberto Capucci exhibit. Showcasing the unique creations of Italian designer Roberto Capucci, the exhibit commemorated 50 years since the young designer showed his creations in this very city. A labor of love between the curator Dilys Blum, Roberto Capucci Foundation, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Capucci exhibit is a feast of breathtaking design. And this is the designer's first ever showing in this country.
Roberto Capucci, a master of color, form, and innovative silhouettes, was one of the founders of modern Italian fashion in the early 1950s. Today, after six decades of creative achievement, he remains one of Italy’s most influential and imaginative artist-couturiers. Roberto Capucci captured the attention of the international press at an early age, drawing praise from designers such as Christian Dior when he was still a teenager. His work has appealed to Italian aristocrats like the noblewoman Maria Pace Odescalchi, Italian actress Elsa Martinelli, whom he helped project to fame, and American actresses Marilyn Monroe, Esther Williams, and Gloria Swanson. Today, Capucci fascinates and inspires contemporary designers such as Ralph Rucci, who admires Capucci’s dedication to the purity of his art. I just loved seeing this and couldn't wait to see it ever since I found out it was coming to Philly. I wonder if Mr. Capucci would be so inclined to create a gown for the Mistress to wear to next year's Night of A Thousand Gowns?
I really enjoyed myself as a love to see some avant-garde couture. After the mueseum we spent having a lovely dinner in town at Barclay Prime for dinner.
Afterwards it was off to the lounge and club tour and just a few cock-a-tails. And the Mistress is pleased to say she made it till about 3 am, and then hit a wall. She remembers barely some antics in the suite, but that's another story!!! Some girls don't kiss and tell. Tootles!