30 мая 2013 г.

"The Rite of Spring". Chanel. Roerich.

Legacy of "Russian Seasons" can be debated for a long time, but on the day of the 100th anniversary of the ballet "The Rite of Spring" I would like to share my thoughts, that Sergei Diaghilev, putting this "wild" ballet music turned the perception of dance and choreographic vision for years forward. By combining the work on them geniuses of Russian culture at the beginning of the twentieth century - the artist and scientist Nicholas Roerich, composer Igor Stravinsky's ballet dancer and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky.

 This ballet Diaghilev like anticipated all the changes that have yet to occur in the Russian art in the 1920s. Ballet affected and more weightless and fleeting area of ​​material culture - fashion. It is said that the fashion world is also "touched" the ballet itself, in the person of the great designer Coco Chanel. While working on his research on the impact of Russian art in the Parisian fashion of the first third of the twentieth century, I analyzed the various works of art, and came to an interesting conclusion concerning, the history of the little black dress Chanel. By studying the sketches and costumes Roerich and Chanel, I saw a lot of similar structural motifs. This led me to the assumption that Chanel could easily use the ideas of the Russian artist to create their clothing patterns. This can be seen on the photos. In addition, we know that Chanel was present at the premiere of the ballet "The Rite of Spring" in 1913, which was held in Paris in the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. She has also been well received in the inner circle of friends Diaghilev, thanks to his close friend and muse of the famous patron of artists, poets and musicians Mission Cert. And in 1922 Chanel sponsored Diaghilev's when he decided to restore the "Rite of Spring" and, judging by the critics of those years, production was mad uspeh.Poka in domestic art still has not raised the issue of the impact of theater and decorative art of Nicholas Roerich's creative work on Gabriel Chanel. I hope that soon I will be able to develop this theme to the article or research.
 Igor Stravinsky
Vaslav Nijinsky
 Coco Chanel
Nicholas Roerich

Did the Russian artist Nicholas Roerich by French fashion designer Coco Chanel? Who can say for sure now. But the fact of the interpenetration of Russian culture and the French fashion is startling in its scope.
The success of "Russian Seasons by Sergei Diaghilev's" incredible, a century later, we remember them with great pride and admiration for them!
Artemy Fakhrutdinov
May 29, 2013

18 мая 2013 г.

Fashion in the mirror of history. Fashion XIX-XX centuries

Fashion in the mirror of history. Fashion XIX-XX centuries

 Grand exhibition "Fashion in the mirror of history. XIX-XX centuries. "From the funds of the Museum Association" Moscow City Museum "and the private collection of the famous collector Alexandre Vassiliev has a unique style and powerful energy. The story of the transformation of the two-century costume Russians in the historical context, in the original atmosphere of the most interesting exhibits - a bold and exciting task.

300 500 costumes and accessories, furniture, home furnishings, retroavtomobili, prams, bicycles, cash machines, sewing machines and other household items and forgotten passions! The exhibition took place on two floors of over 2,500 m2.
200 years of fashion history - two-century Russian life in ball gowns beginning of the XIX century. appear aristocratic society of emperor Alexander I; in the interiors of Russian manor 1830s - a romantic young ladies, dandies in tails and officials in frock coats and business cards side by side on the city streets with a merchant's wife, students and servants. The lush splendor shine shop Kuznetsk bridge and display the first department store in Moscow. The charming character of Chekhov's works are located on the open-air suburban suburban parks.

The era of the XX century will hit a variety of ideas and options for fashion, the introduction of technical innovations, completely changed the way people live, their daily habits. From the Silver Age and the brilliant "art nouveau" to the ascetic and poor overall structural shapes of the Civil War visitor pass to the Soviet utilitarian fashion and unattainable model fashion stars of Soviet cinema.

"Fashion is very closely linked to what is happening in the social, economic, cultural and even political life of society. That's why, decades later, all the documentaries about the fashion, clothing and accessories, portraits and photographs are valuable historical evidence. " Alexander Vasiliev "Russian fashion. 150 Years in Pictures ".

Dates of the exhibition: from May 17 to October 8, 2013.

The Department of Culture of Moscow
Museum Association "Moscow City Museum"
Fashion historian and collector Alexander Vasiliev
With the assistance of the Cultural Foundation "National Museum of Fashion"