Chado Ralph Rucci Spring 2013 Collection

Posted on September 11, 2012

 

It’s an experience going to a Chado Ralph Rucci show. America’s only certified couturier, he remains stubbornly disinterested in trends, fashion magazines, and red carpets. It’s always and forever about the work, and about applying the meticulously impeccable standards of couture. Frankly, we’re amazed we get invited to this show at all, but we’re deeply honored by it.

We’ve tried to shy away from using this phrase too much in our Fashion Week reportage, but kittens? You really had to be there. Clothes like these look entirely different in person, and even from several rows away, one can see how each garment hangs differently and moves differently due to the use of first class textiles and the employment of old world techniques.”Impeccable” doesn’t even come close to describing these garments. “Flawless” works, but it’s such an overused word (by us especially) that even that doesn’t quite capture it. Put simply, each one of these looks was walking perfection down that runway. Absolutely breathtaking. And it’s a shame, because that mirrored runway and backdrop pretty much ruin the effect in pictures.

 

 

[Photo Credit: GoRunway]

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