Vogue Editor-in-Chief Victoria Davydova invited Dasha Zhukova to be the editor and heroine of the cover of the special June art issue of Vogue.
The June issue of Vogue Russia is dedicated to the topic of art and fashion. For the second time, Dasha Zhukova, the founder of the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, has been the guest editor of the unique art issue. She, together with Victoria Davydova and the Vogue team, talks about the brightest heroes and projects of the art industry and the world of fashion. The master of glossy photography Patrick Demarchelier specially for Vogue Russia photographed Zhukova for the magazine for the first time, and the legendary art director Fabien Baron created an unusual cover design.
“It all started in 2011, when Dasha Zhukova and I decided to make a Vogue issue dedicated to contemporary art. The success was overwhelming, and on the eve of the next Venice Biennale, we decided to repeat the experience. This issue contains many new names, trends, ideas. But there is also a theme that has been present in art since ancient times, C the artist and his muse. Three fashion shootings are dedicated to Gala Dali, Olga Khokhlova and Lydia Delektorskaya. Russian beauties, at the sight of whom the geniuses of the 20th century C Dali, Picasso and Matisse gave birth to their masterpieces. Beauty has many languages, and fashion C is one of them,”says C editor-in-chief Victoria Davydova.
Especially for this issue, writer and fashion columnist Derek Blasberg met and spent one day with Dasha Zhukova; Vogue editors recalled the main milestones of the Russian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, and talked about the Italian artist Francesco Vezzoli, who has conquered half the world, and the new star of Haute Couture C by the Dutch designer Iris van Herpen; Eduard Limonov described how Moscow conceptualism was born before his eyes, and the main trendsetters from fashion and art showed their houses in different parts of the world from the pages of the magazine for the first time.
“For a long time, contemporary art, like design, has been breaking the boundaries, breaking canons and stereotypes. Fashion becomes provocative, it takes as much courage for a designer as for an artist to stay innovative and defy outdated opinions. Artistic searches today have spread to all areas of life. We ourselves can and must make discoveries, be bold and bold, look at things with a fresh eye, be inspired and inspire,”says Darya Zhukova, guest editor of the special art issue.