Even the most terrible historical epochs, reflected in fashion, look funny - at the new exhibition in the Museum of Moscow you can see an elegant chronicle of 1907-1927, woven from aristocratic silk and velvet, replaced by common canvas and calico.
A unique collection of 100-year-old dresses from the Foundation of the famous fashion historian Alexander Vasiliev, who became the co-curator of the exhibition “Moscow. Fashion and Revolution”, supplemented by archival accessories, furniture, advertising posters, photographs and films of those times, makes it possible to understand much better how Moscow women of fashion lived before and after the revolution.
The exhibition is divided into four periods, rapidly replacing each other: chic ball gowns and corset silhouettes from 1907 to 1913. were forgotten for the sake of the "military crinolines" of 1914-1917, then - the era of very poor clothing for heavy labor 1917-1921. and suddenly - a short return of graceful silhouettes, new enchanting Charleston dresses and carefree hats from the 1921-1927 NEP era.
Among the doll-like exhibits, you can find outfits of famous ladies - for example, the dress of the Moscow Art Theater actress Maria Andreeva, who was the common-law wife of the writer Maxim Gorky, and an ermine stole from the stage wardrobe of the film star Lyubov Orlova.
And although now, after a whole hundred years, Moscow young ladies dress completely differently, any fashionista can be inspired by the beauty of the exhibition and enrich her style with playful touches of the modern and jazz eras!
And everyone can take part in the exhibition: within the framework of the exposition, a special project has been launched in the form of a removable showcase with the household items of Muscovites from the period 1907-1927, and if there are even small exhibits in your family, the curators of the Museum of Moscow will gladly put them on a removable showcase and return Exhibitions.
New exhibition “Moscow. Fashion and Revolution”is open in the space of the old Museum of Moscow until May 21 and invites visitors to curatorial excursions, open meetings and lectures!
Photo: m24.ru/Igor Ivanko and RIA Novosti. Evgeny Odinokov
Text: Diana Mitskevich