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Alexandre Vassiliev Foundation fashion exhibitions

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Chatter - Anything and everything' started by Jonathan, Sep 16, 2021.

  1. Jonathan

    Jonathan VFG Member

    I met Alexandre about 25 years ago when he came to Toronto and he was quite the eccentric with a lot of knowledge. He has since amassed a huge collection of vintage and antique clothing and accessories over the years and does a lot of exhibitions, primarily in Eastern Europe. His latest show, however, is in Geneva. I don't quite get the connection between the paintings and the clothes, but it looks great:
    https://www.facebook.com/AlexandreVassilievFoundation/
     
  2. Midge

    Midge Super Moderator Staff Member

  3. Jonathan

    Jonathan VFG Member

    I thought you might go!
     
  4. Midge

    Midge Super Moderator Staff Member

    I was looking at a few other ideas to be away that day (I am officially "away" so I could tell a friend that I can unfortunately not go to his party which is somewhere out in the sticks where I absolutely don't want to go... :BAGUSE: - not how I operate normally, but here are reasons...), but this beats all the others I had :).
     
  5. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  6. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  7. Jonathan

    Jonathan VFG Member

    No, that's Nazim Mustafaev, who still has the collection for the publishing company Shoe Icons: https://eng.shoe-icons.com/collection/index.htm They are collecting costume now as well. They both seem to have a bottomless supply of funding! (I am totally jealous)
     
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  8. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  9. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix VFG Member

    Thanks for the link! I know him, I have sold him many of my antique hats over the years. He is also the author of the book "Beauty In Exile" which is a beautiful book, and I do recommend it for fashion historians.
     
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  10. Midge

    Midge Super Moderator Staff Member

    Now I am going to be really curious about the exhibition!!! And I like portrait painting as well, so I think this is made for me!

    Barbara, did you see this photo?
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  11. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix VFG Member

    Thanks Karin! The hats he buys/bought from me are all mostly Victorian and Edwardian, some 1920s.
     
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  12. Vintagiality

    Vintagiality VFG Member

    I follow them on facebook. They have some amazing pieces! I thought they were all at a museum in Lithuania
     
  13. Jonathan

    Jonathan VFG Member

    I think that's his home base, or at least the collection's home base. At one point he lived in Paris or at least had an apartment there.
     
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  14. Midge

    Midge Super Moderator Staff Member

    I am finally going to see this tomorrow - didn't work with the weekend that I'd originally planned because my mom wants to come too. Plus, there will hopefully be less people at the museum on a weekday...
     
  15. Midge

    Midge Super Moderator Staff Member

    I've only just come back - it's been a long day as it's three hours each way by train. Will take a moment to sort through my photos, but thank you so much for the recommendation, @Jonathan ! It's a fabulous exhibition, my mom loved it too - lovely presentation, a lot to see, not a lot of other people - and it's actually free! The whole museum is free and the special exhibition is too, we were really surprised! There was also a mini exhibition of paper fans that we had quick look through, and of course Geneva is the hometown of Jean-Etienne Liotard, so the museum has a lot of his works. A few were in the special exhibition and a few more we saw on a quick walk through the art collection. His pastel portraits are utterly amazing, I have seen some before but never so many in one place, so this was a very happy bonus.
     
  16. Vintagiality

    Vintagiality VFG Member

    So jealous! Sounds awesome. Do share so photos when you can
     

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