Woman's raincoat

Spring/Summer 2008
Designed by Ralph Rucci (American, born in 1957), Designed for Chado Ralph Rucci (American)

Object Place: New York, NY, United States


Center back: 81.28 cm (32 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

painted silk plain weave; running stitch; vinyl; plain weave silk; plastic

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



White/gray jacket with a standing collar and 3/4 length pagoda sleeves. Textile has an abstract painted pattern in pink/tan, black and gray by Ralph Rucci, covered in clear vinyl. 20” tan plastic zipper down the center front, two vertical slash pockets with zipper closures at each hip are also lined in vinyl. Gussets under arms and a dart at the elbow. Large off-white running stitch to the side of each seam. Two belt loops at side seams. Two slits (3.5”) on the jackets back. Interior is lined in cream colored silk plain weave with a woven label (white on white) at the center back which reads: Open circle symbol/ralph rucci/CHADO.


Before 2008, purchased by donor, Chestnut Hill, MA; gift to the MFA (December 17, 2008).

Credit Line

Anonymous gift