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1956 - Roberto Capucci - ‘Calla’

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Roberto Capucci

Aimed at promoting and preserving the work of the designer, the Roberto Capucci Foundation has organized the exhibition “From Roberto Capucci’s hand: fabrics to be moulded” that shows the artist’s skill in the approach to different types of fabric to create various effects.

Housed in Villa Bardini, the location of the Foundation’s permanent museum, this exhibition hosts 24 creations made between the Fifties and the first years of the Nineties.

The exhibit is divided into three sections, from fluid shapes to statuesque rigidities. In the first one, Capucci’s creations are characterized by soft silhouettes and loosened peplos. The surface of the fabrics starts to riffle with “Calla,” a sculpture-dress presented for the first time in 1956. The second section includes cropped jackets and boleros realized with unique mastery; the more rigid dimension starts to emerge from a black and white bolero evoking the shape of a caterpillar, shown for the first time in 1985. It is then in the third section that pleats and overlaps create the effects of a sculpture trough articulated volumes and rigid draperies.

The exhibition is open from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. except Mondays and the ticket costs 6 euros, or $8 at current exchange.

Villa Bardini, Costa San Giorgio 2 — Florence
February 19 to December 31
For information, Tel: +39-05-520-0662-10

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