By Aleksandre Vassiliev, Antonina W. Bouis, Anya Kucharev
Alexandre Vassiliev, a well-known Russian-born costume and set designer, gives an insider's account of the artists and aristocrats who fled Russia after the 1917 Revolution and went on to play key roles in the European fashion scene. Wonderful stories abound about such noted emigres as Serge Diaghilev and Anna Pavlova, fashion illustrator Erte, photographer George Hoyningen-Huene, and couturier Prince Felix Yusupov, better known as Rasputin's assassin. With its wealth of documentary source material and photographs of stars from Greta Garbo to Marlene Dietrich wearing couture designed by Russian emigres, this exotic fashion book will have broad appeal.
- New York