25 years ago Roberto Capucci felt is was time to move away form what he saw as the frivolity of fashion. After a successful career designing in Paris and Rome, he decided to dedicate himself to his art. His departure form the centre court of fashion was a gradual one. As he slowly distanced himself from the contemporary scene, his reputation as a technical trail-blazer grew, until he became the couturier whom other designers had to watch.
Roberto Capucci is above all, a couturier. He has not the slightest interest in everyday clothes. He doesn’t even design daywear. Like Norman Hartnell in his later years, Capucci only cares about after six dressing But he cars passionately. The workrooms in his palazzo in Rome are electric with the enthusiasm of the 57-year-old designer, as little by little every sea on, he and his cutters push forward the parameters of the possible. Any designer who has ever wanted to design the ultimate “drop dead” ball gown follows their progress and tries to imitate Capucci’s ideas on a commercial scale. (….)
Text by Colin McDowell
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