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Parsons School of Design fashion critic direction audio recordings ➔ Critic session with Albert Capraro

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Albert Capraro (speaker)


September 8 1995


In this audio recording, Parsons School of Design alumnus and fashion designer Albert Capraro describes his prompt to create a "taffeta fantasy": "It will be a sea of taffeta confections, beautiful romantic candy box kind of dresses" in shades of pink. He mentions Dior, Givenchy, Sophie Gimbel, Elizabeth Taylor, and Audrey Hepburn. Fashion Design Department chair Frank Rizzo suggests that students seek inspiration in photographs of Sophie Gimbel dresses donated to Parsons by Saks Fifth Avenue. The students ask questions about the project. While the sound quality is clear, there is a humming noise in the background throughout the recording. In the fashion show program, this project is titled, "Pink Taffeta Evening Fantasy."





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