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Fashion Designer Ralph Rucci Honored at Gala

The 2011 Woodbury Fashion Show was a celebration of the eightieth anniversary of the Fashion Department, and honored the prestigious New York designer, Ralph Rucci, whose award was presented by his mentor, venerable designer James Galanos.  Rucci’s designs are known for his sculptural silhouettes, impeccable craftsmanship, and beautiful materials. He draws inspiration from his own art, Japanese symbolism, and the work of Francis Bacon and Cy Twombly. As Woodbury University’s Fashion Designer of the Year, Rucci joins the ranks of past honorees including Sue Wong, Zandra Rhodes, James Galanos, Gustave Tassell, and Eduardo Lucero.