Mr. Beene had a major fashion revival moment recently via Stella McCartney and when I saw this beautiful Ralph Rucci dress, I thought to myself, well, Mr. Beene is having another fashion moment via Ralph Rucci.
|Ralph Rucci dress available at , RARE vintage|
The original. Geoffrey Beene.
|Photo by Jack Deutsch 1989|
|Photo by Andrew Eccles, 1986|
|Photo by William Laxton, 1995|
|Photo by Jack Deutsch, 1992|
And our Ralph Rucci (which, by the way, I love). I will admit, I do not always love Rucci. I find some of it a bit aging. But this dress is unbelievably beautiful, very couture, in a thick heavy silk with fine black mesh inserts. I am sure you know that Ralph Rucci is the only other Amercian designer besides Mainbocher to be invited to show at the haute couture shows in Paris by the members of the Syndicale de la Haute Couture.
It is architectural, structural, feminine and very striking.
|Contemporary Ralph Rucci black silk dress with cutouts. Size 2/4.|