Macy’s State Street flagship held a retrospective of Ralph Pucci mannequins.
The Macy’s Ralph Pucci retrospective opened April 15 at the Macy’s State Street store in Chicago, honoring the mannequin legend. Shown here, the Guy Mannequin series, developed for the contemporary men’s department, features young men in movement with an ancient black stone finish.
From left to right: The Olympian Goddess by Andree Putman; The Mistress by Andree Putman; Miss Z, a prototype mannequin created by Philippe Stark; Birdland by Ruben Toledo; and Laura Liungkvist, a vibrant, modern mannequin with elongated legs and no hands. Background art inspired by David Story.
This collection, designed by Anna Sui, was inspired by the fashion designer’s love for flee markets and rock ’n’ roll. Background art by Antoine Bootz.
Left to right: Ada by Maira Kalman, which was inspired by characters from her books “Max Makes a Million” and “Max in Hollywood”; 1997 by Ruben Toledo, which was part of the second Toledo collection for Pucci; Hamilton by Robert Clyde Anderson; Movement by Ruben Toledo, which was designed for Calvin Klein’s lingerie collection; and Form by Andree Putman. Photo by Susan Kezon, Chicago.
Left to right: Girl by Pucci; Swirley by artist Kenny Scharf, which was based on his famous pop art paintings; Girl Duo by Pucci; and Yoga by supermodel/entrepreneur Christy Turlington.
Nouvelle Vague, from designer Stephen Campbell, was created when the tween movement was in full swing. The collection features fun, whimsical mannequins.
Left to right: Birdie, a Ruben Toledo design, was inspired by sculpture of Botero and considered the first full-size mannequin; Motion by Pucci was inspired by the work of Robert Wilson; The Handstand by Pucci was a collection from a line of action/sport mannequins; Zen Zen by Toledo; Blank 3 designed by Pucci Mannequins was inspired by the sculptures of Brancusi and Donald Judd. Background mural inspired by the work of David Story.
The newest collection created by Ralph Pucci, Lady is elegant, sophisticated and timeless. Inspiration for this collection came from Matts Gustafson, the early fashion photographs of Cecil Beaton, and the clothing and spirit of Chanel.
Photo's by Susan Kezon, Chicago.