Can you dance in high heels? That was the question at the Capucci show in Milan, where models threw dance moves in front of a judging panel including creative director Mario Dice, in an Insta-friendly format that brought to mind an audition.

Make that a “Fame”-era audition. With their fluttering chiffon dresses and spaghetti strap tops, these dancing queens owed more than a passing debt to Donna Summer. The outfits came in punchy color block hues and were adorned with movement-enhancing pleated frills.

Two oversize black ruffles snaked their way down the front of a chic electric blue halterneck jumpsuit — a first for the heritage brand as it seeks to connect with a younger audience. But Dice’s loose-cut black silk pant suit with emerald green flounces was more suited to dancing the flamenco than the hustle.

A pink maxidress with orange pleated insets nodded to founder Roberto Capucci’s love of color, but felt right for the post-couture era. After a first outing that strayed too far from the archives, and a second effort that felt overly reverential, Dice seemed to get his groove on this season. Third time’s a charm.

By  on September 21, 2017
Capucci RTW Spring 2018

Can you dance in high heels? That was the question at the Capucci show in Milan, where models threw dance moves in front of a judging panel including creative director Mario Dice, in an Insta-friendly format that brought to mind an audition.Make that a “Fame”-era audition. With their fluttering chiffon dresses and spaghetti strap tops, these dancing queens owed more than a passing debt to Donna Summer. The outfits came in punchy color block hues and were adorned with movement-enhancing pleated frills.Two oversize black ruffles snaked their way down the front of a chic electric blue halterneck jumpsuit — a first for the heritage brand as it seeks to connect with a younger audience. But Dice's loose-cut black silk pant suit with emerald green flounces was more suited to dancing the flamenco than the hustle.A pink maxidress with orange pleated insets nodded to founder Roberto Capucci’s love of color, but felt right for the post-couture era. After a first outing that strayed too far from the archives, and a second effort that felt overly reverential, Dice seemed to get his groove on this season. Third time’s a charm.

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