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Rucci, Ralph

Works: 20 works in 30 publications in 1 language and 605 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author of introduction, Author
Classifications: TT505.J36, 391.2
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Most widely held works by Ralph Rucci
Charles James : beyond fashion by Harold Koda ( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charles James, often considered to be America's first couturier, was renowned in the 1940s and 1950s as a master at sculpting fabric for the female form and creating fashions that defined mid-century glamour. Although James had no formal training as a dressmaker, he created strikingly original and complex designs, including intricate ball gowns worn by members of high society in New York and Europe. This lavishly illustrated book offers a comprehensive study of James' life and work, highlighting his virtuosity and inventiveness as well as his influence on subsequent fashion designers. Featuring exciting new photography of the spectacular evening dresses James produced between 1947 and 1955, this publication includes enlightening details of these intricate creations alongside vintage photographs and rarely seen archival items, such as patterns, muslins, dress forms and sketches. A detailed and illustrated chronology of James' life describes his magnetic personality, his unorthodox design processes, his colourful supporters - such as Salvador Dali, Elsa Schiaparelli, Christian Dior, and Cristobal Balenciaga - and profiles of a number of his famous clients, such as Gypsy Rose Lee
Autobiography of a fashion designer, Ralph Rucci : spring 2011 / fall 2011 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This sumptuous volume contains page after page of color photography revealing the man behind the objects and the inner life of Chado: Ralph Rucci, his fashion house. With the help of photographer Baldomero Fernandez, Rucci unfurls his life. Nothing has been stylized. This is an honest autoportrait of a man and a trade as revealed through the objects Rucci has collected over a lifetime and the techniques he employs when creating a garment. The photographs of Rucci's studio space do not only tell the general process of constructing garments, but also specifically reveal the techniques that make Chado: Ralph Rucci a true American original"--Publisher's web site
Chado Ralph Rucci by Anne Bissonnette ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ralph Rucci : the art of weightlessness by Valerie Steele ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Art in fashion ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chado Ralph Rucci spring 2008 ready to wear & fall-winter 2007 haute couture ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Screenfashion ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Autobiography of a fashion designer. Ralph Rucci by Ralph Rucci ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Through a wealth of stunning photogrids, this book delves deeply into the private and public worlds of fashion designer, Ralph Rucci. His eclectic and beautiful home is revealed through a compelling series of closely-cropped photographs - everything from his boxing gloves to the contents of his refrigerator, the Elsa Peretti pieces displayed throughout the rooms and his extensive book collection on muses from Cy Twombly to Cristóbal Balenciaga. The images of Rucci's design processes are equally captivating; bolts of exquisite fabrics, spools of thread, and racks of dress patterns are presented in grids, alongside notebooks rich with inspiration for past collections. No less interesting are the photographs of his file cabinets and stacks of old fashion magazines he started collecting at age 14. Behind-the-scenes pictures of model fittings, photo shoots, and runway stagings are the finale of this luxurious book. Rucci's creative genius is brilliantly displayed through a unique portfolio of his numerous award-winning designs
A queer history of fashion : from the closet to the catwalk, a fashion symposium ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Symposium presented on the occasion of an exhibition held from September 13, 2013-January 4, 2014 at the Museum at FIT. This is the first museum exhibition to explore in depth the significant contributions to fashion made by LGBTQ individuals over the past 300 years
Spring 2010, evening fashions [Carolina Herrera, Chado Ralph Rucci, Dennis Busso] ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Presents the spring 2010 clothing of designers Carolina Herrera, Chado Ralph Rucci, and Dennis Busso
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