NEW YORK — Designer Ralph Rucci will attend next month's opening of the first major exhibition of his work at the Kent State University Museum in Kent, Ohio.
He will kick off the festivities with an opening night lecture on Nov. 17. The exhibition, which runs through April 23, will feature 70 garments from different periods in his 25-year career. Rucci, whose clothes are produced under the Chado Ralph Rucci label, also will pick up a Hall of Fame award from Kent State's Fashion School.
Known for his architectural designs and fine craftsmanship, in 2002, Rucci became the first American-born designer since Mainbocher to show couture as part of Chambre Syndicale in Paris. He shows his ready-to-wear collection as part of 7th on Sixth here.
The Kent State event will mark the second time this year that Rucci will be toasted in a museum. In May, he had a presentation in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, when the Philadelphia native was honored with Drexel University's Crystal Star Award.
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