Katharina prospekt: featuring the collection of the State Historical Museum Moscow : the Russians by A.F. Vandevorst
Mercatorfonds, 2005 - Art - 127 pages
Fans of Belgian avant-garde fashion, Russian style and great book design, unite! This exceedingly seductive volume documents Katharina Prospekt: The Russians, a tour de force exhibition put together by the innovative Belgian fashion house, A.F. Vandevorst, of Russian cultural artifacts borrowed from the State Historical Museum in Moscow, coupled with contemporary fashion designs by A.F. Vandevorst and others--including Yves Saint Laurent, Bless, Martin Margiela and Jean-Paul Gaultier. There are sections on Propaganda, Military Design, Fur, Chess and even the iconic Russian dolls that fit one inside another. The bold typography riffs on Constructivist design, and we see antique objects, artifacts, textiles and costumes alongside vintage photographs and eye-popping contemporary fashion design.
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