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Visiting an exhibition in person is a much richer experience than visiting online. Read the impressions of others, and questions asked for curator Dilys Blum.

Beautiful my insperation.i thought it was amazing.i wish i could meet Robert!he would love me being that i am fluent in italianxoxoxoitalian sweetheartciao bella

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Samantha Perkington - 5.20.2011 - 5:30 PM
Wonderful exhibit

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Emily R and Gillian D - 5.20.2011 - 5:29 PM
Beautiful exhibition!! The way Capucci's work is displayed is wonderful! Brava PMA!

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Caitlin - 5.20.2011 - 4:28 PM
This was a very cool exhibition. So glad I came out to see it

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Anonymous - 5.20.2011 - 4:13 PM
This exhibit was magnificent! My friends and I just loved it. So glad we saw it before it leaves.

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Lila - 5.20.2011 - 4:01 PM
OMGGGGGGG!!!! these dresses are amaziiinnnggggggg!!!! i cant believe it! I wish one day i am able to wear one of these in a show like that! once again... AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jaclyn :-) - 5.20.2011 - 3:53 PM
The exhibit was breathtaking. Brighter lighting may have helped us see the dresses and detail a bit better, but overall, the work was stunning. I'm glad that we had the opportunity to have this experience!

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El - 5.20.2011 - 3:27 PM
Originally Posted By soandso
Sal makes a good point about the lighting. There is much commentary about the silhouette and shadow of the dresses, but because of the poor lighting, you don't really get to see that side of the creation. Still, the exhibit is fascinating for its other elements.

The light levels in the Capucci exhibition were specified by the Capucci Foundation to help preserve the fabrics and brilliant colors which can be damaged and altered by light. Light damage is cumulative, meaning that every exposure, even something as small as a penlight, contributes to long term change in the object. The goal of the Capucci Foundation and the Museum is to preserve these objects for as long as possible so that they can be enjoyed by future generations.

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Sara Reiter - Conservator - 5.20.2011 - 3:11 PM
Sal makes a good point about the lighting. There is much commentary about the silhouette and shadow of the dresses, but because of the poor lighting, you don't really get to see that side of the creation. Still, the exhibit is fascinating for its other elements.

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soandso - 5.20.2011 - 3:07 PM
I would have like to know how much time it took to create the masterful dresses

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Dore - 5.20.2011 - 12:54 PM
Interessante exposition qui mele architecture et haute couture. L'explosion de couleurs est un delice pour les sens.

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francois - 5.20.2011 - 12:03 PM
I very much enjoyed the show, and the creations really were "art". I do have a complaint though, the lighting was very bad. I say this purely from the point of view of someone who had been in the fashion trade most of my life. I wanted to walk all round and see the back of all of the gowns, but this was only possible with some of them. When I did try to see behind one of the security people waved her hand at me as if she was swatting a fly! It is a pity she was not alert enough to see the woman who was making a sketch of one of the exhibits.

As far as I am concerned, haute couture generally should be considered works of art from the time and thought that goes into the design, the fabrics used and the dedication constructing a beautiful creation.

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Catherine - 5.19.2011 - 1:06 PM
these dresses are beautifully inspiring. they concentrate on simple themes, patterns, or ideas as the overall inspiration. each design turns into a unique work of art.

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Anonymous - 5.19.2011 - 12:48 PM
we were inspired by the dresses, the variety in styles and designs made this fashion into an awe inspiring art exibit i never expected

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Anonymous - 5.19.2011 - 12:48 PM
After seeing the Capucci exhibit a month ago, I planned a day trip for my Harrisburg bookclub to visit the museum, have lunch and enjoy those incredible dresses. In all the rain, we drove to Philly and had a GREAT day. The exhibit was beautifully curated and we all wished we could fit into one of those magnificent dresses!

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susan cohen - 5.19.2011 - 9:11 AM
This exhibit was awsome. Better than I could ever have imagined. Truly fiber sculpture that dazzeled the eyes with color and flowing form. I just wished the lighting was a little brighter. Too many shadows. Also mirrors would have reflected the backs and lit them better.

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sal - 5.18.2011 - 9:48 PM
I would have skipped this show but for a textile artist friend's rave reviews. It was definitely worth the drive in town. Since the museum has become so computer friendly, it would have been nice to have had the film on line to watch anytime. Thank you for a sumptuous visual experience.

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anne winn - 5.18.2011 - 5:56 PM
I loved the dresses although I can't imagine actually wearing one of these 'structures!'
I would have enjoyed the exhibition MORE if there had been mirrors behind the dresses so you could see the back. I walked around and tried to see the rear view but wasn't able to get the best angle for many of the dresses.

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Linda - 5.18.2011 - 5:04 PM
Talk about putting women on a pedestal. He puts a pedestal on women and expects her to wear it!

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elaine hyman - 5.18.2011 - 4:47 PM
YOUR DRESSES ARE BEAUTIFUL

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SAHMIRA - 5.18.2011 - 4:24 PM

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