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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.

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Very inspiring! Makes me want to start my own designs.Beautifully presented and displayed.

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James R. Longacre - 3.12.2011 - 11:13 AM
After seeing the exhibition catalogue and seeing how brilliantly colorful the dresses are, we feel moved to say that the exhibition of the dresses is way too dark. Much of their vitality is lost.

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Anonymous - 3.11.2011 - 8:40 PM
This beautiful collection displayed a pure architectural construction and design are evident in this spectacular artists' work. The gowns are lovely and breathtaking. These creations celebrate an era of true inspiration and glamour. The colors, patterns, textures and arrangements are glorious.

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PLC - 3.11.2011 - 7:58 PM
Capucci's designs were amazing! So stunning how he achieved fluidity in sculptur. A true genius

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Mary Love - 3.11.2011 - 7:36 PM
Loved it loved it loved it.What an amazing artist.Thank you so much to the curators for bringing together such a beautiful exhibit.

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Todd Agostini - 3.11.2011 - 4:52 PM
Very nice museum!≈~~

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Tiangang Chao Qiuyu - 3.11.2011 - 4:33 PM
I loved looking at this amazing collection. I was surprised that there was no place to sit and absorb it all.

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lieb923 - 3.11.2011 - 2:57 PM
Originally Posted By Anonymous
How many years of his design are represented in the works in the show?

Dilys is busy installing the exhibition today. So we tracked her down in the gallery to get the answer to your question.

Works in the exhibition represent 1951 - 2007.

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Web Team - 3.4.2011 - 1:07 PM
This is so exciting to see and read about Capucci who we know so little about. Thank you for introducing us to his work.

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BBA - 3.3.2011 - 5:49 PM
How many years of his design are represented in the works in the show?

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Anonymous - 3.2.2011 - 12:00 PM
Originally Posted By adelle r
About how long will it take to go through the exhibit?

I would plan on spending a minimum of 45 minutes to an hour. You'll want time to see all of the dresses (about 83) and the 9-minute video.

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Dilys Blum - Curator - 3.1.2011 - 3:19 PM
About how long will it take to go through the exhibit?

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adelle r - 3.1.2011 - 1:13 PM
I am so excited for this exhibit. I can barely wait. I've been telling so many of my friends about it because it looks like it's going to be amazing.

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T- - 2.25.2011 - 3:08 PM
Hi everybody! We're just three weeks away now, and the dresses have arrived! I’m still working on the video, and construction in the gallery space is moving along and really looking fabulous. The excitement is definitely building. Be sure to check back next week when we start to dress!

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Dilys Blum - Curator - 2.24.2011 - 1:45 PM
model
Hello everyone! Things are really starting to come together for the Capucci show. I've attached an image of the 3-D model that our exhibition designers built for the Dorrance Galleries (the area where the show will take place). These galleries have to be rebuilt for every exhibition held there, and the challenge lies in dealing with existing structural columns. I am always amazed at the variations the designers come up with.

The platforms aren’t visible in this photo (these range from 24-32”), nor are the dividing walls. And although the model helps me to visualize the final product, the actual installation inevitably brings changes as I have to balance volume, color, and vistas. It’s a bit like composing music. Now that construction is underway in the galleries, it's getting really exciting. Four more weeks to go…

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Dilys Blum - Curator - 2.14.2011 - 4:15 PM
catalogue
Despite the cold and the snow in Philadelphia, I've been keeping busy. I’m continuing to work on the Capucci video, which will feature some really great archival film clips. It’s quite an interesting challenge to integrate the script with the visuals. Also, I just saw an advance copy of the catalogue! The photographs are stunning – even better than what you see here on the web.

Just a little more than 5 weeks to go...

Museum Staff
Dilys Blum - Curator - 2.4.2011 - 1:48 PM
We who are associated with Philadelphia University's Fashion programs are excited about this upcoming exhibition and are encouraging all of our design students to see it.

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Dr.Maureen Roberts - 1.25.2011 - 12:04 PM
Originally Posted By Anonymous
Were these dresses largely hand-sewn or were machines used as well?

As far as I understand they are almost completely hand sewn. For example the understructure of each dress is stitched by hand from many layers of organza. The production is extremely labor intensive; one dress made from sixty-two meters of taffeta was worked on for three months.

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Dilys Blum - Curator - 1.24.2011 - 4:32 PM
Were these dresses largely hand-sewn or were machines used as well?

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Anonymous - 1.24.2011 - 3:16 PM
Originally Posted By Phyllis L
Are these wearable or are they designed and made for display only?

Both - Capucci created a number of dresses that were meant to be worn, as well as sculptures that were not worn. His Leaves sculpture dress (pictured under the “Capucci the Artist” section of this site) is an example of the latter.

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Dilys Blum - Curator - 1.18.2011 - 4:51 PM

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