1993 / 172 PAGES.
Language: Text in Italian, English and French
Reflected in his works and in this masterful portrait by Patrick Mauriès, we find a deeply private and retiring artist who, with his cloth “sculptures”, boasts a truly unique career in fashion history.
Rather than the hectic variation of “trends”, in Cappucci we find a stylistic continuity that makes it hard to assign an exact date to his clothes. Behind his creations lies an aesthetic continuity free from the influence of taste. While other designers draw inspiration from Egypt one year and Japan the next, from Mistinguett one spring and from the Liberty style one autumn, Capucci always drew inspiration only from himself. Like with Titian, the most we can do is speak of a younger and a more mature Capucci. Just like with intarsia, semi-precious stones, glassware and porcelain, his clothing amazes us and asks to be touched. A great tailor among the greatest, Capucci was an artist au fond. This volume explores the original creations and career of an artist of fashion.