Woman's "Stingray Swan" Evening Dress

Designed by Ralph Rucci, American, born Philadelphia, 1957. Designed for Chado, Ralph Rucci, founded 1994.

Made in United States, North and Central America

Spring/Summer 2001 ready-to-wear collection

Navy silk gazar, double-faced duchess satin, and ostrich spine

Center Back Length: 65 inches (165.1 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of the designer, 2005

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Rucci's design concepts evolve from season to season and include variations on a theme. One of his most spectacular evening silhouettes is the graceful form of the Swan gown. In this example, the emphasis on pure line finds a counterpoint in the subtle texture of contrasting materials.