Fashion Historian Alexandre Vassiliev

December 3 GUM opens new exhibition from the collection of fashion historian Alexandre Vassiliev. To some extent this is already becoming a good New Year's eve tradiiey. A year ago, the country's main department store said a triumphant anniversary exhibition "120 years of fashion in GUM", which attracted a record number of visitors. At this time, we will see "Star Closet" - a hundred evening dresses and stage the brightest stars of cinema, theater, pop music over the last 70 years.
Movie stars and queens scene, opera and ballet prima diva, TV presenters and queen of pop has always set the tone in fashion, affecting the taste of millions of women. Immutable style icons of the first half of the twentieth century were Alice UNC, Lyubov Orlova, Olga Lepeshinskaya, Lydia Smirnova, Clara Lucky, Nani Bregvadze, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Maya Plisetskaya, Elena Obraztsova, Tatiana Shmyga, Alla Pugacheva and Sofia Rotaru. A style icon of the 1980s have become pop stars Lyme Vajkule and Irina Ponarovskaya and post-perestroika years perfectly expressed Larisa Dolina, Alain Sviridov, Irina Allegrova, Masha Rasputina, the group "combination" and "Mirage". In the 2000s, they went up on the fashion Olympus Natalia Vodianova, Anna Netrebko, Lolita, Angelika Varum, Vera Brezhnev and Ani Lorak. List actually large. Natalia Fateev and Helena Velikanova, Christina Aguilera and Valeria ... Movies and magazines, postcards and posters with their image and the alphabet of fashion. Women all over the country awaited the appearance on the screen or on the stage of their idols, and then copied them new styling, make-up, cut and color of the dress, a hat and shoe model.
Every fashionista wants to look in the closet of their idols, to see what they are wearing, whether capricious fashion trends and how brands favored. Fashion historian Alexander Vasiliev gives the opportunity for everyone, presenting on the 1st line of GUM a unique exhibition "Star Closet", which included things from his famous collection of historical costume. The exhibition will include evening and stage outfits belonging to the stars of cinema, theater, stage and television last decades.
Among the gems of the collection crimson cocktail dress made of nylon Clara Lucky, in which she shone in 1955 at the Cannes Film Festival, presenting a picture of "The Return of Vasili Bortnikov." Because of the color and volume attire European paparazzi nicknamed him the "red bomb". It is impossible to ignore the ensemble of printed silk with ruffles from the wardrobe of Maya Plisetskaya, donated her personally Pierre Cardin, of which she was a muse for many years. It is in this suit in 1991. Maya Mikhailovna received the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts from the hands of the king of Spain. A special place in the exhibition is prima costume Evg. Vakhtangov Yulia Borisova. This dress actress played the role of the Polish singer Helena's legendary play "Warsaw Melody" directed by Ruben Simonov. It is sewn of velvet and decorated with fragments of bead embroidery, filmed with an old shawl.
The collection includes two dresses from the wardrobe Natalia Fateev, in one of which she shone at the Moscow International Film Festival in 1961 and in 1975. Dress made of taffeta and velvet fuchsia originally belonged to actress Lyudmila Maksakova, who later gave it to his girlfriend - actress Natalia Selezneva for the filming of "zucchini" 13 chairs "." The climax of the exhibition will be the dress that belonged to two main opera divas of our time. The luxurious creation of Oscar de la Renta Anna Netrebko appeared at the Vienna Ball in 2011, conquered the demanding Viennese public. In a dress by Igor Chapurin, incurring an emerald silk cloud plume Hibla Gerzmava came on the scene native Musical Theater of Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko, presenting solo program at the festival "Queen of Opera."