Fashion design is one of the most fascinating forms of art. Designers are visionaries whose innovation in color and form stand the test of time. Their collections are a spectacle that captures the intricacies of an idea which through careful manipulation of a medium bring garments to life. The final product? Nothing short of sublime. It is not only something that you can admire, but something that you can feel, wear, and interact with.
Seeing fashion as art puts the designs of Roberto Capucci in perspective. His work is the pinnacle of sartorial conceptualization. They exude the perfect balance of shape and color, embracing the construction of each garment as if it were chiseled by a master sculptor. His poetic use of hues evokes an array of emotions that you have to see for yourself to believe. As a whole, the body of work that Capucci has produced over 6 decades is a timeless combination of thought and feeling brought to fruition.
What? Roberto Capucci’s Art Into Fashion.
Where? The Philadelphia Museum of Art.
When? March 16th – June 5th, 2011. But today only, April 1st ART AFTER 5 presents two “Project Capucci” fashion competitions in celebration of the exhibition and YOU are invited.
Who? As the evening begins at 5:45 PM, the host and NBC10 anchor Lu Ann Cahn will introduce special guest judges which will include Jay McCarroll, fashion designer and winner of Project Runway, Luigi Scotto, Consul General of Italy; and Brigitte Segura, Fashion and Beauty Editor at Fashion Daily Magazine and contributor to InStyle.com, whatswear.com, fashionledge.com, and citychickmagazine.com.
Come join me, THE Philly Fashionista and take part in tonight’s festivities. Get an up close and personal look at Roberto Capucci’s marvelous designs and watch not one but two fascinating fashion design competitions.
In the first competition, young designers from the Art Institute of Philadelphia, Drexel University, and Philadelphia University will present Capucci-inspired creations donned by Wilhelmina models and unveiled for the judges and yourself.
The second contest will be an eye-opening experience into the creative process of fashion design. In this nail-biting competition students from the Moore College of Art & Design will craft garments right in front of your eyes, vying to design a winning creation. Just like you see on TV, the students will be designing throughout the evening, completing the garments just in time for the judging at 8:00 PM. The night’s artistic inspiration will continue until the Museum’s galleries close at 8:45 PM.
As you soak in all of the fashion you will have your pick of specialty cocktails and appetizers prepared by the culinary team of STARR Events. So, come celebrate Roberto Capucci, one of Italy’s most influential and imaginative artist-couturiers of all time. Whether you’re a student of art or a fashion aficionado, you can’t afford to miss your chance to be a part of the first American tribute to his work.
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