While he's known as the “Givenchy of Rome” Roberto Capucci is not a household name despite his awesome contributions to fashion. He is most famous for the outrageous materials like pebbles and dyed water, and his show stopping extravagant gowns made, as fashion writer Alison Adburgham put it “for an abstract woman, the woman you can never meet”.
This page has some great photos of his work. He was less known when he left the fashion world in the 90's but recently was a huge supporter of Bernhard Willhelm, who he worked with to revitalize the Capucci house in 2003. Both that collection and Spring 2004 can be seen on Style.com.
The Cappuci style has become more wearable than extravagant, but the inventive structuring and shapes are still alive.
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