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Chado Ralph Rucci

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In 1994, Chado Ralph Rucci was born and a new standard was set for luxurious dressing with an artistic twist. Rucci’s a favorite with society mavens and mature fashionistas, thanks to his sculptural silhouettes, impeccable craftsmanship, and to-die-for materials. In 2002, the two-time CFDA-nominee became the first American designer since Mainbocher in the 1930s to be invited to show at Paris haute couture under his own name. An accomplished painter, the Philly-born designer draws inspiration from his own art, Japanese symbolism, and the work of Francis Bacon and Cy Twombly. Rucci designs all of his prints, and works closely with mills to create new fabrics and revive historically important textiles. Rucci won the top fashion honor at Cooper Hewitt’s 2008 National Design Awards. His love for Japanese culture is apparent not only in his rigorous-yet-ethereal clothes but also in the name of his label: “Chado” is derived from the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, and symbolizes respect, tranquility, and integrity.

Amy Fine Collins, Martha Stewart
Other Product Lines
Handbags, Shoes
Owned By
Ralph Rucci
536 Broadway
New York, New York 10012
Where To Buy
Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue
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  • Chado Ralph Rucci

    Designed By
    Ralph Rucci, 1994 - Present
    Shows In
    New York
    Collection Types
    RTW, Resort
    Similar Clientele
    Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta
    Styles & Tags
    American, High Fashion, High Society, Power Dressing
  • Ralph Rucci CHADO Couture

    Designed By
    Ralph Rucci, Fall 2002 - Present
    Shows In
    Collection Types
    Styles & Tags
    American, High Fashion, High Society


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