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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.

What a stunning exhibition! I can't believe I'd never heard of Capucci before I got the newsletter announcing the exhibition. You all did a fabulous job arranging and displaying the dresses. Thanks for that.

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.

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Ellen - 3.17.2011 - 4:28 PM
I don't know where to start! Mr. Cappuci's work had me in tears it was so perfectly beautiful. I can not find the right exclamations in my vocabulary to express how unbelievable it all was and how much we enjoyed it! My husband and I love to appreciate art and Mr. Capucci's work is something astonishing.

I have to say the "Do Not Touch" signs, with explanation as to why, might need to be made more prominent as I actually saw one woman touching the fabric....I wanted to tell one of the guards, I don't know why I didn't. The temptation is great. Many a passersby may be unfamiliar with fabrics and their character. I was very disappointed in the woman who touched the 'Rose'. Shame on her!
I read one of the comments about the person who was asked to put on the coat....that happened to me before and it is rather unsettling but we have to trust that the museum staff has seen enough to know what the safest measures for the properties is.

Thank you so much for such a wonderful exhibit. My mother would have been in awe ~ she loved fashion, fabric, textile, art and invention. I thought of her many times as we wandered through the exhibit. Thank you Mr. Capucci.

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Kath - 3.17.2011 - 4:27 PM
Originally Posted By Anonymous
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.

Why is it so dark?

The light levels in the exhibition are low to protect the costumes from damage caused by light.

Why we ask you not to touch.

Many of the dresses in this exhibit are made of fabrics that appear strong but if touched or handled may split or tear. Touching also leaves behind salts and oils (found even on clean hands) that attract dust and dirt resulting in stains which are often impossible to remove.

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Sara Reiter - Conservator - 3.17.2011 - 3:03 PM
Originally Posted By F
Wonderful exhibit-- a must see! Is Capucci still making work today?

Yes. He still designs for private clients and continues to make sculptures. His newest works based on traditional Chinese dress were commissioned for the opening of the Daming Palace in Xian.

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Dilys Blum - Curator - 3.17.2011 - 12:51 PM
Gorgeous way to experience art--- loved the colors and the pleats. Pleating should come back into mainstream style soon!

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braelin and mona - 3.17.2011 - 12:24 PM
The exhibition was fantastic. The Audio Tour was essential to "getting" the artist and his work. Nice selections for the audio stops and music. Only suggestion, possibly add a couple of benches for visitors comfort while they reflect and enjoy the exhibit.Thank you.

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Gretchen Groebel - 3.17.2011 - 11:56 AM
Wonderful exhibit-- a must see! Is Capucci still making work today?

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F - 3.17.2011 - 10:58 AM
I in love with it...I love art very much...
love u all

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veronika - 3.16.2011 - 1:14 PM
Hello everybody!!!Things are really starting to come together for the Capucci show...It's so amazing and beautiful....

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anna - 3.16.2011 - 1:09 PM
Great show! many beautiful and genius pieces

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joeloc - 3.16.2011 - 12:24 PM

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Fred - 3.16.2011 - 11:53 AM
The Capucci pieces are amazing. I was anxiously waiting for this show. However, the dramatic lighting was too dark and the guards were too restricting. Someone who sews is interested in studying the construction details and it was hard to do so in the lighting, and the guards were not allowing people to go around to the back side of display boxes that were obviously placed for that purpose.

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Susan Fricke Carlyle - 3.15.2011 - 4:05 PM
wowy wow so diffrent sum was weird

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Kaitlin - 3.15.2011 - 1:48 PM
This is a fabulous exhibit. Even, my husband, (who though he is an art lover, is hardly interested in fashion) found itabsolutely stunning. We thought we'd breeze through it and then see other art to get our fix.Nothing else needed: we were saturated by it and left completely satisfied. The people fussing about coats really shoud have checked their coats. It was free, no lines and right next to the line up spot. It is a pretty easy expectation to honor and perfectly reasonable to ask for a dark crowded space.

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DB - 3.13.2011 - 4:37 PM
omg i looooved it :)

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lola loon - 3.13.2011 - 3:23 PM
I tought the show was beatufil Capuccis work truly was art into fashion I LOVED IT

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Hallie Tifly - 3.13.2011 - 3:01 PM
i thought that the show was exquside i loved it with all my heart i would marry this man.

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tammy polrty - 3.13.2011 - 3:00 PM
i loved the show the fabric was beautiful and the colors jumped out of the cloth,i would love to come back to the show and buy every dress in the show. i hope you have more shows but runway shows so i can sit down,(my knees hurt now). good bye

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Nickie Haroson - 3.13.2011 - 2:58 PM
I love the art work here but the dress wear so much better and i loved the one in the front you know that orange one well tata for know.

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JAMMIE TIMLY - 3.13.2011 - 2:57 PM
I tought that the artwork was esquisit i bought myself many diffrent things

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Emma Slew - 3.13.2011 - 2:54 PM