capucci heritage

Capucci has an exclusive agreement in place with the Roberto Capucci Foundation and it’s visionary archive.

The 1950s

The birth of an Italian fashion legend:
Roberto Capucci.

Roberto Capucci launched his fashion
house in 1950 on Via Sistina. Capucci’s first
fashion show took place in 1952 at the Sala Bianca
in the Pitti Palace in Florence, a city with which
he would maintain a strong link. He presented
his designs on the catwalk in Rome later that year.
It was during these years that the master designer created his world-famous 'box line.'

Capucci opened his first fashion house in Paris at 4 Rue Cambon in 1962, where Coco Chanel would later become his next door neighbour. Mr. Dior praised his creations as representing the best of Italian talent.
It was here that Capucci designed his double -
breasted overcoat and butterfly trousers, as well as the Optical line. Capucci’s designs were presented on the Paris catwalks during the 1960s.

The 1960s

Conquering French fashion.

The 1970s

Indian inspiration, discovery and experimentation.

India was a strong source of inspiration for Roberto Capucci thanks to its shapes and colours. In 1971, his designs were exhibited in a museum for the first time. His innovative collection inspired by the Pre-Raphaelite painters was shown in the Museum of Etruscan Art at Valle Giulia in Rome.
Capucci’s first sculptural design was the Column Dress in 1978 and he also showed his work on the catwalk in Milan.

The 1980s

Roberto Capucci’s wide-ranging creative freedom and international breakthrough.

Creative freedom without limits.
He held his first fashion show in Milan as well as abroad
in Tokyo (1983) and New York (1985).

The 1990s

Capucci’s shows and defining style.

Capucci established himself as one of the finest Italian fashion designers at the Strozzi Palace
in 1990 and as a guest at the Venice Biennale
in 1995. Monaco and Vienna were the most important shows for him during the 1990s.

The early 2000s

From myth to legend

In 2005, the Roberto Capucci foundation was created and
in 2007 Villa Bardini in Florence became the headquarters of the Roberto Capucci Foundation and Museum.
From 2000 to 2010 he held solo exhibitions in Tokyo, Madrid and Basel.

Capucci and China

In 1995 Roberto Capucci is invited to put on a fashion show for the Chinese Government, showcasing 64 of his most iconic sculpture dresses.
The same year he is also invited to host a series of lectures on creativity at Peking University.

In 2010 Roberto Capucci is invited to put on a fashion show with 10 new traditional dress-inspired creations at the Daming Palace in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, to celebrate its reopening.

Capucci today

Capucci began a ready-to-wear line inspired by the evolutionof his world based on everyday life.
He aimed to share the beauty and creativity of his brand with women.

2011: "Art into fashion," Philadelphia Museum.

2013 ‘In search of regality’, La Venaria Reale

2015 ‘Inventions for the theatre’, Area Bernardelli, Mantua

Capucci today

2016 ‘The glamour of Italian Fashion’ - Miami

2016 The glamour of Italian Fashion, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

2017: He returned to the Palazzo Pitti with his Capucci Dionisiaco theatre designs. In the same year, he also opened his first flagship store in Rome
on via della Fontanella di Borghese.

May 2018: He was a guest at the MET for the Heavenly Bodies show with his 'Angel of Gold.'

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