In a new documentary, Ralph Rucci draws back the curtains of his close-knit atelier to zoom in on the complex workmanship and hive of activity that led up to his couture show in Paris last fall.
Director David Boatman’s “Ralph Rucci: A Designer and His House” also gives a behind-the-scenes view of how the designer developed the spring 2008 ready-to-wear and fall 2008 couture collections for his Chado Ralph Rucci label. Involved as that was — one ensemble required 140 meters of fabric and 1,000 hours of work — the film reveals the designer’s more offhanded side.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"