October 06, 2007 Paris
Sometimes, though, you can't help wishing Rucci would let his ideas fly, rather than hitching every one of them, however jaw-droppingly, to a demonstration of technique. While his fans among the ladies who lunch are legion, he hasn't yet quite managed to win over a broader audience, and it might help if he could loosen up just a little bit. A groovy young chick could certainly connect with a blue-black taffeta dress with a big bow at the waist or a chocolate feather-and-lace cocktail number from the second half of his show (made up of his couture pieces). It would be interesting to see Rucci extend his talents further in this direction.