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Ralph Rucci Cancels Show

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It was announced today that Ralph Rucci has canceled the New York show of his ready-to-wear line due to the extended medical leave of his company's president, Vivian Van Natta. Instead, the designer will take private appointments at his showroom. Fashionista raises the point: "We hope other designers will follow suit. While nothing beats the runway when it comes to creating excitement and buzz around a brand, less-outlandish designers benefit from showing off the high quality of their clothes up-close." We tend to concur. While there's nothing better than a C-list celebrity-studded fiasco of a runway show to drum up publicity and provide media with endless months—nay, years!—of images to publish, it's true that well-made clothes deserve the showcase of intimate appointments. [Fashionista]