Ralph Pucci International’s path from mannequins to world-renowned furnishings and art is the subject of a new book, SHOW, published by Glitterati Incorporated.
Starting with the company’s origins as a mannequin repair shop founded by Nick and Lee Pucci, Ralph’s parents and the individuals to whom the book is dedicated, the book follows the company’s growth into a high-end mannequin manufacturer in the 70s and, eventually, a major New York City art and furnishings showroom.
Featuring photography taken by Pucci’s photographer Antoine Bootz, the book showcases the mannequins, furniture and art of such talents as Ruben and Isabel Toledo, Kenny Scharf, Anna Sui, Maira Kalman, Chris Makos and James Brown.
Also included are Andree Putman, Chris Lehrecke, Jens Risom, Vladimir Kagan, Patrick Naggar, Paul Mathieu, Herve Van Der Straeten, Jerome Abel Seguin, India Mahdavi, Vicente Wolf, Kevin Walz and David Weeks. Additionally, it features the mannequin likenesses of Christy Turlington and Veruschka and mannequins designed by Ralph Pucci himself.
(BLANK Kids mannequins by Ralph Pucci International)
(MANNEQUINS and MOBILES by Ruben Toledo for Ralph Pucci International - Fashions by Darryl K)
(The A Chair by Jens Risom for Ralph Pucci International - Mural by Malcolm Hill)