A pencil, before a dress
Text Cesare Cunaccia
On the occasion of the 93rd edition of Pitti Immagine Uomo, the Uffizi Gallery hosts the show Capucci Dionisiaco at Palazzo Pitti, in the Andito degli Angiolini rooms, curated by the same Roman couturier. This time, Capucci’s work and mark are not shown in his magnificent textile architectures, in the plastic, radiant and volumetric shapes of sculpture-dresses that have made him famous worldwide, but through a sequence of seventy-two pieces of work on large format paper (cm. 70 x 50). Roberto Capucci detaches from his sophisticated and iconic concept of feminine to digress in the masculine universe, throughout the narration of designs that represent theatre costumes with a shady, metamorphic and mysterious character.
The works date back starting from the Nineties, up to now strictly private pieces, as if they were beloved creatures to be protected, conceptually inspired from a dreamlike mise en scène and conceived within an outstanding freedom of expression. A frenzy series of Follie, as Capucci defines them, a narration corpus that plays with fiction and that resounds with infinite echoes and artistic fascination. Not by chance Capucci has chosen Florence to revealsuch a new groove of his unbounded imagination.
Here he made his debut in 1951 on the catwalk, he was just a boy, with a “surprise” fashion show within the First Italian High Fashion Show, organised by the charismatic marquis Giorgini, the veritable father of the rising Italian fashion. These were the pioneering years, lavish in creativity, that launched the Made in Italy case; when Carmel Snow visited the Roman haute couture ateliers, he exclaimed: «Everything is happening here!». Moreover, as the couturier underlines, Florence follows in the footsteps of eternal tradition and cultural consistency, where there always is an open dialogue of past, present and future. The show will be open until next 14th February.
09th January 2018 > 14th February 2018
Piazza de’ Pitti, 1 – Florence
Tuesday > Sunday, 08:15AM > 06:50PM
Full rate € 13
Concession € 6,50