Ralph Pucci: The Art of the Mannequin
In the world of fashion, the moniker Pucci might be more readily associated with brightly-hued bags and boldly patterned dresses, but there is another design doyen by the same name – whose creations regularly grace the windows of label stables and chic boutiques – that you’ve likely never even heard of.
Ralph Pucci has been the mannequin main man for more than three decades, crafting stylish statuettes for the likes of Diane von Furstenberg, Anna Sui and Barneys. Now, however, his fash flaunting figures are finding themselves in the spotlight at the Museum of Arts and Design’s latest exhib, Ralph Pucci: The Art of the Mannequin.
For those wondering how these endless pins and perfectly posed frames are made, a replica of Pucci’s studio – complete with prototypes, pliers and paper sketches – has been constructed on site, plus there are videos showing the complete process from plaster mold to Mad Ave shop floor. Don’t be a dummy, go check it out!
Museum of Arts and Design / 2 Columbus Circle / Midtown / +1 212 299 7777 / 10am-6pm Tue-Sun, till 9pm Thu-Fri / madmuseum.org