Friday, July 15, 2011

Think Pink: Roberto Capucci

Think pink! when you shop for summer clothes.
Think pink! if you want that quelque chose.
Red is dead, blue is through,
Greens obscene, brown's taboo.
And there is not the slightest excuse for plum or puce
or chartreuse.
Think pink! forget that Dior said black and rust.
Think pink! who cares if the New Look has no bust.
Now, I wouldn't presume to tell a woman
what a woman oughta think,
But tell her if she's gotta think, think pink!
- Maggie Prescott (Kay Thompson) in Funny Face

I love pink for summer whether it is on my favorite nail polish, Morning Rose by Chanel

which is the softest, prettiest shade of pink with flecks of gold (this color is super flattering and everyone always comments on how nice it is) or on a 1970s Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche dress which is The Ultimate Summer Dress by the way (very Rolling Stones model wife Patti Hansen as shot by Helmut Newton don't you think?!)  But it is also a model sized 34 alas - calling all lucky French sized 34 girls!

Or think Roberto Capucci pink from the 1960s.  Roberto Capucci was recently celebrated at the Philadelphia Museum of art's exhibit, Roberto Capucci: Art Into Fashion.  From 1962 to 1968, Capucci worked from Paris and this dress is from that period.  Known for his architectural shapes, this dress stands out for its sculpted, pleated silhouette at the front.  Rare, collectible, wearable: the RARE vintage way.

1960s Roberto Capucci pink gown.


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