For more than four decades, Ralph Rucci has been assembling an atelier of uniquely talented, creative individuals who share both his aesthetic and his passion for meticulous workmanship.
Since 1981, Rucci’s body of work has been evolving, garment by garment, using the most luxurious fabrics and most renowned specialized collaborators. Despite a quantum leap in both the quality and magnitude of his designs, Rucci’s evolutionary process moves at its own pace. New silhouettes and technical processes enter his oeuvre as the designer sees fit, not when external pressures dictate.
Nearly all of the artisanal techniques and exquisite, intricate hand-work exhibited in each collection were conceived, developed and realized by Rucci and his team – a studio which has been collectively referred to as one of the finest in the world. Rucci and his team have always been very proud that every garment produced – samples and production – were made in his New York-based workrooms.
Rucci was greatly honored by The Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode in 2001 to be the first American designer in history invited to show a Haute Couture Collection in Paris as part of the official calendar, and continued to show there for five seasons, as he showed his ready-to-wear collections in New York.