Ralph Rucci, Chado
Pronunciation: Sa-do Ralf Rue-chi
A master craftsman who aside from the clean architectural shape of his collection also creates his own art and fabric, Ralph Rucci’s great attention to detail has received worldwide acclaim. Rucci was recognized in 2002 as the first American after Mainbocher to be invited to show his collection in Paris by the French Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture , the organization that confers the label “Haute Couture” on a design house. . An artisan who combines art and philosophy to produce clothes that evolves, Rucci’s collections always reflects not just elegance and grace but calm as well, of which he wants to impart to every woman who wears his clothes. A favorite of Martha Stewart, Ralph Rucci’s passion for design has won him the top fashion honor award at Cooper Hewitt’s 2008 National Design Awards and his designs have appear in many fashion museums.