Costumes by Slava Zaitsev was first exhibited in the Hermitage


Костюмы Вячеслава Зайцева впервые выставили в Эрмитаже

  • Костюмы Вячеслава Зайцева впервые выставили в Эрмитаже

    Vyacheslav Zaitsev and Director of the State Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovsky opened the exhibition

  • Костюмы Вячеслава Зайцева впервые выставили в Эрмитаже

    Vyacheslav Mikhailovich, in spite of poor health, with pleasure went through the exhibition and talked about each dress

  • Костюмы Вячеслава Зайцева впервые выставили в Эрмитаже

    Hermitage Director Mikhail Piotrovsky supported the idea of Vyacheslav Zaitsev

  • Костюмы Вячеслава Зайцева впервые выставили в Эрмитаже

    “With the agreement of Mikhail Borisovich, I began to pick up clothes that would have been interesting to the audience”, – shared his impressions birds

  • Костюмы Вячеслава Зайцева впервые выставили в Эрмитаже

    The exposition includes more than 112 models

  • Костюмы Вячеслава Зайцева впервые выставили в Эрмитаже

    “The world is changing – fashion changed, everything is natural” – says the famous designer

  • The exhibition in the Manege of the Small Hermitage will last till September 25

Vyacheslav Zaitsev has already earned the title of icon of Russian fashion. On account of his countless prestigious design awards, collaborations with global celebrities, as well as the recognition of peers. But in the main Museum of the country until today, his creations have never been exhibited.

According to the Zaitsev, the idea of this exhibition was on fire the Director of the State Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovsky, who, by the way, with future plans to create a Museum of costume.

“With the agreement of Mikhail Borisovich, I began to pick up clothes that would have been interesting to the audience”, – shared his impressions of birds. “The exhibition presents a variety of suits for my thirty years of activity”.

Indeed, the exposition includes more than 112 models Moscow fashion House, for the past 30 years. Moreover, the audience will see how the famous Soviet dress – for example, the early – Millennium of the baptism of Rus ‘ and modern model 2008-2009 with the same hats.

“I love flowers, their beauty. However, I always feel sorry for when that beauty fades. Therefore, in the hats I knit artificial flowers,” says Zaitsev.

Himself Vyacheslav Mikhailovich, in spite of poor health, with pleasure went through the exhibition and talked about each dress, choosing a very bright and peculiar epithets to different models. Was not lost on him and the theme of modern fashion, which is changing rapidly in recent years.

“Artists of the XIX century asked: “What will be the fashion in the twentieth century?” So now I am constantly asked: “What will be the fashion of the XXI century?” Although I am a supporter of the classical style, in my opinion, it will be relaxed – there will be many different models of mixing styles, there will be more openness, beauty. The world is changing – fashion changed, everything is natural” – says the famous designer.

The exhibition in the Manege of the Small Hermitage will last till September 25.