historian of fashion ... That image of Alexander Vasiliev comes to mind when we hear these two seemingly ordinary words.But hearken to their meaning: it is a man who knew the ins and outs of the world of fashion trends throughout the history of mankind.His life can not be ordinary, to listen to him, millions of people around the world.Not whether it should be styled "style icon"?
Alexander Vasilyev: biography
So Sasha was born December 8, 1958 in the family, to say the least, creative people: People's Artist of Russia, Alexander Pavlovich and drama theater actress Tatyana Vasilyeva.Apparently, the son since childhood, following in the footsteps of parents, as early as 12 years, staged his first performance.But long before that, he tried (and very successfully) the forces in the field of creating theater costumes and stage decorations.Having succeeded in this, he easily entered the Moscow Art Theater and in 1980 received a diploma from the hands of production faculty.After that he began his professional career.First he got a job in one of the Moscow theaters as a costume designer, and two years later flew to France to become the world-renowned theater decorator.
willing to learn from the developing artist did not rebound, so Alexander Vasilyev decides to become a teacher and more.His lectures and master classes he conducted in four languages, and they were literally all over the world.
beginning of the new century, Vasiliev promised new opportunities.In 2002, he began his work on television.He was the author and presenter of "Blow century", which was broadcast on the channel "Culture".At the same time, Alexander Vasilyev opened his own design studio in the capital, with which he plans to popularize the rich Russian tradition and present them in a "Parisian gloss."
Do not forget it, and its educational activities - teaches fashion theory at Moscow State University and other major domestic universities.Since the year 2005, Alexander reveals his touring a school that is gaining listeners and makes them tours of the world's fashion capital.
In 2009, with the release of the blue screens of the program "Fashionable sentence" Alexander Vasilyev became known to a wide audience.Though fans violently apprehended replace Slava Zaitsev new broadcaster, always confident Sasha quickly gained their sympathy.
In the same year fashion critic becomes the head of the Moscow Academy of Fashion at "Ostankino".
Awarded - then found
«Lily Alexander Vasilyev" reaffirm its internationally recognized taste in fashion.This international prize awarded to only the most deserving, according to Vasilyev, interior works of Russian and foreign designers.Winners receive a prize branded hand-made lily, each of which has its own number and passport.
Alexander himself also suffers from a lack of recognition, he ceremoniously awarded medals Diaghilev and Nijinsky, the Gold Medal of the Russian Academy of Arts for his contribution to the development of national art, as well as the Order of the "Patron".In addition, he was twice winner of the award "Tobab", and in 2011 joined the ranks of honorary member of the Russian Academy of Arts.
appears extravagant fashion designer and collector Vasilyeva can be found in a normal antique shop or market.Of course, where else can so easily find old favors and add it to your collection!And Alexander collects literally everything that may come to mind, but his pride - a collection of dresses with a long history, which according to rough measures worth around two million euros.
Hope Babkin - fellow designer filming the program "Fashionable sentence" - shared with reporters his impressions of what he saw in her house Vasilyeva.In her words, housing is very Alexander reminded her of some huge museum.It has everything: from the marvelous beauty of vintage dresses and hats to antique shkatulochek and other interior parts.But the most valuable item in this collection is still by Alexander Vasilyev.Biography outstanding 55 are over the artist, designer, critic and simply extravagant and charming men are not allowed in this question.
golden hero of the day
Yes, it celebrated 55 years in 2013. Vasilyev.But you could not tell!A young man in body and soul, so sincerely loves art and in his later years has become an integral part thereof.But guess how old Alexander Vasilyev, do not have to - he himself does not hide.And what is it?During its half-century he had lived as long as not everyone's strength is, and at the same time, as he says fashion historian, he has made himself, but should give the parents who made the very first push into the world of art.
And, oddly enough, the audience is no longer so young designer is quite varied: his female fans are of the fair sex in the age from 14 to 96 years old.But statistics personal site Vasilyev says that its main fans - girls up to 26 years.Well, Sasha, the attention of women - always an indicator, so keep it up!
Alexander Vasilyev: personal life
As we have said before, Alexander is quite a young age he moved to Paris.But how did this happen?Calculating Sasha just married a French woman friend, who at the time was on probation in Russia.But the formal wife of Alexander Vasiliev, with whom he remained married for four years, everything she knew, and that he just wanted to go to the capital of fashion, and a true love of her husband.She was the artist Mary-Uinber Lavrov, with whom he lived for neither more nor less, and three magnificent years.
Collection - above all
nothing strange in the fact that one of the leading domestic (and not only) trendsetters allows himself to deny the value of world stars at their whim.Take even the incident with Nicole Kidman, who wanted to put
any designer in the world.Australian beauty wished to star in "The Lady From Shanghai" is one of the collection of dresses Vasiliev.But that had the audacity to refuse her agent.He explained such an act a historical reluctance to spoil the original, although the welcome offered to simulate liked Nicole dress.And if you believe him, neither the very Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn or he would not have bestowed this honor.Although, as the designer admitted he is an ardent fan of both legendary women.Apparently, Alexander Vasilyev exhibits loves more than his popularity.
few interesting facts from the life Vasiliev
- When 12-year-old Sasha went to school, classmates called him "pomoechnikom."All because the guy had already started collecting antiques.And where else but in the trash, you can then find these things?
- It Sasha Vasilyev became the founder of fashion scarves for men in Russia, and his followers in today considered Zaitsev and Yudashkin, Mikhalkov and Menshikov.
- most stylish stars of domestic show business, Alexander said Lyudmila Gurchenko, Renata Litvinova and ... Maxim Galkin.
- Vasilev - handyman.Even with a hammer to work for him is not a problem.Very often it is necessary to drive nails at home.What for?It's simple - old paintings from his own collection, he hangs out on their own and only scored his own nails.
- designer with a worldwide reputation is often invited to star in the movie, mainly on the role of imposing aristocratic and nobleman, which corresponds to the so-Alexander Vasiliev (photo it is always something to remind us of the times of noble lords and landlords).And in 2012 he even auditioned for the role of Napoleon, but for some mysterious reason, all projects with his participation ends in nothing.