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'Ralph Pucci: The Art Of The Mannequin': Anna Sui becomes model at live sculpting event
Atmosphere at Ralph Pucci: The Art Of The Mannequin at Museum of Arts and Design on July 23, 2015 in New York City. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images/AFP.



NEW YORK, NY.- In a live sculpting event at the Museum of Arts and Design, in conjunction with the exhibition Ralph Pucci: The Art of the Mannequin, Pucci's master sculptor and longtime collaborator Michael Evert sculpted fashion designer Anna Sui and Architectural Digest's Editor-in-Chief Margaret Russell.

Ralph Pucci: The Art of the Mannequin is the first museum exhibition to explore the work of renowned New York-based designer Ralph Pucci, who is widely regarded for his innovative approach to the familiar form of the mannequin. Having collaborated with luminaries such as Diane von Furstenberg, Patrick Naggar, Andrée Putman, Kenny Scharf, Anna Sui, Isabel and Ruben Toledo and Christy Turlington, Pucci’s mannequins not only expand the parameters of this ubiquitous sculptural form, but reflect major cultural trends of the past three decades.

Organized by MAD’s Chief Curator Lowery Stokes Sims and Barbara Paris Gifford, Curatorial Assistant and project manager, the exhibition is accompanied by a publication that includes a foreword by Margaret Russell, editor in chief of Architectural Digest, an essay by art historian Emily M. Orr on the history of mannequins and an interview with Pucci by Jake Yuzna, Director of Public Programs at MAD.

Ralph Pucci: The Art of the Mannequin is made possible through the generous support of John F. and Mary R. Brock, Hans and Jayne Hufschmid, The Dinan Family Foundation, Pak-Rite Express, and Mega Vision Inc. Additional support is provided by the Collectors Circle, a leading Museum support group.










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