Ah, I'm back! I knew I would be by the end of the week. I've finally got a moment to breathe, so I'm relaxing, rocking to the new Britney Spears CD (have you heard it?) and finally, finally blogging.
As I posted last week, I recently attended the Roberto Capucci Art into Fashion exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It was, in a word, amazing. Capucci was born in 1930, and by the mid-1950's had risen in the Fashion world as a well respected and vied after designer. His styles are intricate and beautiful, with an astounding use of material and color. Unfortunately, pictures of the dresses were not allowed, but I knew I had to leave with some sort of proof of what I had witnessed. That being said, I picked up a pack of postcards in the museum gift shop, which showcase some of my favorite looks. Here, I'll post five of nine of my favorite dresses, in no particular order.
Except my absolutely favorite. That will be posted in Part 2 sometime next week! Here we go.
I'm not at all surprised that Capucci's designs were featured in the Philadelphia Art Museum. The intricacies of the dresses, vibrant colors that they are comprised of, and structural creativity make them really more of art than they are fashion. However, the two are not mutually exclusive, hence the name of the exhibit. Any woman in the past that has worn one of these creations must consider herself amazingly lucky.
This is only part one. Part two will be coming in a few days, I promise you! No more seven day hiatuses are planned for Five Things at the moment.
The scans aren't great, but you can click the pictures for larger images if you'd like to study them more closely. I hope you enjoyed this enough to come back for more...