Chado Ralph Rucci:
Simply a magnificent collection from beginning to end. RTW brought to the couture level. Ralph is an American designer up there with Geoffrey Beene. We have so few designers today who are first rate like Rucci and he has to go to Paris to be appreciated.
Reading Cathy Horyn's review of him today in The New York Times makes us wonder. She went on and on about Seventh Avenue's other Ralph - a designer Cathy views with rose colored glasses. The photo of the fur trimmed satin parka over a sequined top and satin skirt Cathy chose to feature in the Lauren review looked ridiculous. Ms. Horyn calls it a "modern mix", we call it closer to a "modern mess". If your were at the Rucci show you know which Ralph was really the star this season.