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Friday, September 16, 2011

Chado Ralph Rucci- Spring 2012

Fashion insiders tend to be a fairly tough crowd and Fashion Week is a whirlwind.  As such, it takes an awful lot to impress a room full of editors, celebs, retailers, clients and bloggers and standing ovations are rare indeed.

The collection  that Ralph Rucci showed on Thursday and Lincoln Center for Chado Ralph Rucci was so extraordinarily beautiful that I was left speechless and teary eyed. 

The room was filled with many of his "Girls", Jamie Gregory, Deeda Blair, Nancy Racquet, Joan Kaner (the former Neiman Marcus Fashion Director who was one of Ralph Rucci's great mentors), and the magnificent  model Carmen Dell'Orifice (above), whose picture I snapped on the runway.  Would you possible believe she turned 80 this past June???

To the dramatic strains of Ravel's Bolero, here are some of my favorite looks from the runway beginning with his all white opener:

And so I ask you---Did you evah???



  1. Gorgeous and elegant...
    just like Carmen. I had the pleasure of working with her when she was in her 60's. Lovely in every way!

  2. NO - nevah!! And loved seeing it with you then and now!!

  3. Barb,
    She is a luminous wonder! So regal. Talk about the Foutain of Youth...I'll definitely have what she's having!

    Had so much fun with you! It was amazing! I linked your terrific post on the J. Mendel show to my Diva Debbi Facebook page.
    Have an amazing time in London! I will be looking forward to all of your posts about design week.



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