Ralph Pucci Mannequins has updated its cookie policy. We use cookies to ensure that you get the best experience when exploring our website. This includes any cookies from third party websites, such as if you visit a page which contains embedded content from social media. If you continue viewing the website, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Ralph Pucci Mannequins website. For more information please read our Privacy Policy

The Closer NY

New York Daily News December 2008

The Closer NY

Disclosures, appraisals, flips and splits of New York's real estate community

In a scene out of old New York - think SoHo before any art galleries - furniture - and mannequin - maker Ralph Pucci teamed with the Buglisi Dance Theatre this past week to introduce his new female mannequin.

Appropriately titled 'Girl,' the mannequin was officially born at this event combining art, fashion, dance and space. Held in the 10,000-square-foot Ralph Pucci nine (Gallery) on 18th St., painted completely white for the occasion, the evening drew actress Kathleen Turner, who's on the board of the dance company, as well as many home design notables. 'People are cutting back and being so negative about what's going on economically,' said Pucci. 'I wanted to do something that shows you can be highly creative without spending a lot of money. It's surreal, right?'

Surreal it was. The huge room was stark white. Male and female modern dancers mimicked the heroic male mannequins and more subtle female forms to ambient ancient music. modern dancer Terese capucilli opened the dance, called 'The journey,' with stark birth-like movements while wearing a feathered costume.