Costume and Textiles
Woman's "Stingray Swan" Evening DressMade in United States, North and Central America
Spring/Summer 2001 ready-to-wear collection
Designed by Ralph Rucci, American, born Philadelphia, 1957. Designed for Chado, Ralph Rucci, founded 1994.
Navy silk gazar, double-faced duchess satin, and ostrich spine
Currently not on view
2005-96-2Gift of the designer, 2005
LabelRucci's design concepts evolve from season to season and include variations on a theme. One of his most spectacular evening silhouettes is the graceful form of the Swan gown. In this example, the emphasis on pure line finds a counterpoint in the subtle texture of contrasting materials.