PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Philadelphia Museum of Art is the only place in America to see “Art Into Fashion”, a unique glimpse into the career of fashion designer Roberto Capucci.

Roberto Capucci may not the biggest name in the fashion industry, but his body of work is unforgettable. “Art Into Fashion” is now open and it’s an experience only found at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Curator Dilys Blum used spotlights to accentuate Capucci’s jaw-dropping creations.

“When you first come in, there’s a wonderful dress that has this fabulous train, looks like a waterfall of silk. And there’s another one that’s based on a rose, another based on the calo lily.”

Capucci uses fabric as his creative engine, “He uses fashion as an artist. He pulls colors out that you would never expect to see, but they’re colors that you see in nature.”

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The exhibit runs through June 5th. For more information, visit

Reported By Mike Dougherty, KYW Newsradio.