Last post about magnificent Vassiliev's exhibition - "From War To Peace. Fashion of the 1940s and 1950s".

The collection of garments is, of course, supported by a big variety of accessories that reflect the image of those times, lifestyle and women themselves. Hats and small hats decorated with artificial flowers or fruits, turbans and other headdresses made o feathers and fabric. Designer handbags made of plastic in a variety of shapes or beaded ones. Shoes with heels or platforms in different colors. Cat-eye sunglasses, gloves, bracelets, brooches and hair clips. As well as powder compacts, lipsticks and perfume jars. All this is a part of those two decades that are gone for good. Amid all this splendor there is only one showcase that stands out.. It is a showcase with some works of famous designer Elsa Schiaparelli. It stands out not only with its color - here it's fuchsia - but with the design of presented accessories. Especially, a hat with cactus. Would there be a lot of women that could take a chance and try it on? No, only the brave ones!
Exhibition is completed by photos of movies stars, divas and models, as well as musical accompaniment. The author of scenography is Jurģis Krāsons, Latvian art director.

Photos: T. Egorova

General sponsor: ABLV Bank

What? Exhibition "From War To Peace. Fashion of the 1940s and 1950s"
Where? Museum of Decorative Arts and Design (Riga)
When? July 18 - September 29 (2013)

Что? Выставка "От Войны К Миру. Мода 1940-1950-х годов"
Где? Музей декоративного искусства и дизайна (Рига)
Когда? 18 июля - 29 сентября