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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.

Very impressive and colorful!

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PAX - 3.19.2011 - 3:32 PM
EXHIBIT WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. HIS VISIONS AND DESIGNS IN WOMEN FASHIONS WAS FAR BEYOND HIS TIME. SUCH A VISIONARY

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LATOYA C NJ - 3.19.2011 - 3:22 PM
none of the ones labeled Sculpture Dress seemed wearable.

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objective person - 3.19.2011 - 2:01 PM
Voila une exhibition incroyable!! Un decouvert inatendu dans ses robes magnifique. Quand je rentre en France, je vais completement repenser la mode avec ce nouveau artist major!!Here is an incredible exhibition! These magnificent dresses are a total discovery. When I get back to France, I will completely rethink fashion incorporating this major new artist!

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Daniel - 3.19.2011 - 1:57 PM
This was really cool!!!!! I really liked it!!!!

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Maria - 3.19.2011 - 12:44 PM
This was truly amazing! I am amazed with all of the dresses.

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Caitlyn - 3.19.2011 - 12:43 PM
Me and my family (mom, grandmother, and cousins) LOVED it!!!!!!

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Nalani - 3.19.2011 - 12:41 PM
I loved the way that you thought about culture and nature as you drew.

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Keegan Bradley - 3.19.2011 - 12:09 PM
I liked the pink rose dress that had a fan on it.

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ciara bradley - 3.19.2011 - 12:07 PM
STUNNING DISPLAY OF IMAGINATION AND CRAFTSMANSHIP. VERY POWERFUL EXHIBIT.

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LYNDA MCCARTNEY - 3.18.2011 - 7:22 PM
THANK YOU MS DILYS BLUM FOR A JOB VERY WELL DONE. I FOUND THE EXHIBIT QUITE SENSORY , MELODIC AND UPLIFTING.

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TJZIGA - 3.18.2011 - 6:47 PM
it was okay. short , though. really dark!

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yavin78 - 3.18.2011 - 5:19 PM
Lots of Roberto's dresses look like origami!

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joey - 3.18.2011 - 5:18 PM
Wonderful exhibit! Colorful and brilliant with creative design! Loved it. My friends feel the same.

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Phylco - 3.18.2011 - 4:30 PM
Each and every piece was stunning with the vast colors and varied detail of cuts. Amazing artwork to compliment the female figure.

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Becky and Chris - 3.18.2011 - 4:26 PM
The artisans exemplify beautiful lines in needle work. This marriage of design and human craftsmanship is inspirational. Truly riveting...

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Michael D - 3.18.2011 - 4:10 PM
Originally Posted By Ellen
... I understand that the low light level is necessary to protect the fabrics, but would a visitor be permitted to use a small flashlight -- a penlight, I guess they're called -- to see some details of the dresses? I once had a guard at a display of Russian czars' clothing suggest this (not at your musuem) -- she had one and kindly let me borrow it, and wow, what a difference to be able to see the details of the garments.

We do not permit visitors to use flashlight or penlights on objects in the collection. 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. I do understand your interest in the details and recommend that you look at the exhibition catalogue. Dilys Blum has included really excellent detail photographs of a number of the garments in the exhibition, many of these are visible on-line – just click on any of the photos of dresses that say “view slide-show” at the bottom.

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Sara Reiter - Conservator - 3.18.2011 - 1:43 PM
Fabulous exhibit. I do think there were a few dresses that would have shown better is they were rotating and even perhaps capturing movement.

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Yvonne Marlier - 3.18.2011 - 12:39 PM
We were amazed at the incredible colors, design and artistry of the sewing to produce these works of art. We had never heard of Capucci prior to this show. I brought an 11 and a 12 year-old who were dazzled and said that some of the dresses were crazy but cool. The suggestion that we have is to use mirrors or some other mechanism in order to be able to see the dresses 360 degrees. As a person who has made a lot of dresses, I was amazed at the effort required to produce these dresses and found it interesting that there were changes that were introduced between the drawing and final product.

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Wynne - 3.17.2011 - 5:34 PM
I was so overwhelmed after spending several hours viewing the exhibit I could not speak. Outstanding.

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deborah komins - 3.17.2011 - 5:21 PM