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Now Reading Ralph Pucci's 'SHOW'

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Now Reading Ralph Pucci's 'SHOW'Now Reading Ralph Pucci's 'SHOW'

What do store mannequins have to do with artists, or high-design furniture? Plenty, if you’re Ralph Pucci. “SHOW,' a soon-to-be-published book from Glitterati Incorporated, traces the multifaceted career of the man who took over his father and mother’s mannequin business and then had the nerve to ask artists like Maira Kalman and Kenny Scharf to design, well, not your father’s mannequins.

Since finding himself in the furniture business after the legendary Andree Putman asked him to represent her Ecart line in 1990, Pucci has attracted a stable of designers ranging from giants like Putman, Jens Risom and Vladimir Kagan to younger talents like David Weeks, Chris Lehrecke, and Herve van der Straeten. He loves to stage art shows (by people like Ruben Toledo, Christopher Makos, or James Brown) alongside those of design or fashion. In 1985, one of Pucci’s earliest cross-disciplinary efforts had Putman designing a mannequin, a young Isabel Toledo dressing it, and Andy Warhol and Keith Haring autographing everything in sight at the party Pucci gave to show it off. “SHOW' itself (with photographs by Antoine Bootz) will be unveiled tonight at — you guessed it — a party at Ralph Pucci International’s New York showroom.

By PILAR VILADAS