Exhibition in Turin, Italy: “Roberto Capucci: In search of Regality”

Exhibition:   “Roberto Capucci: In search of Regality”

Place:  La Venaria Reale, Turin, Italy

Dates:  March 23, 2013 – September 8, 2013


“The show is a dazzling display of 50 dresses created since the ‘50s by the legendary fashion designer Capucci for queens, movie stars and dames of high society.

“Capucci is unparalleled in his ability to represent regality through creations that are genuine “sculpture dresses”, presented here along with sketches, photos, videos and anecdotes on particular moments in time and the celebrities that actually wore such masterpieces.

“The splendor and solemnity of Capucci’s creations graced the silhouettes of, among others, the princesses of the Borghese, Odescalchi and Colonna families, actresses Valentina Cortese and Silvana Mangano, the opera singer Raina Kabajvanska, international stars like Marilyn Monroe, Esther Williams and the Nobel prize winner for Medicine Rita Levi Montalcini:  their dresses punctuate a fascinating journey through fashion and luxury in the second half of the 20th century that reflected the creative genius of one of the world’s greatest fashion designers.”


Author: Sandra Ley

Sandra Ley is the visual arts and fashion design librarian for Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona.

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