The Kolomenskoye memorial estate opens the exhibition Petersburg Fashion of the 19th – 20th cc.
The displayed suites, apparels and accessories from the collection of Natalya Kostrygina once belonged to representatives of aristocratic and well-grounded part of the Petersburg population.
The northern capital city was considered to be the legislator of fashion in Russia in many respects for the reason that the Imperial Court was settled there. Petersburg had the biggest number of fashion studios with skillful designers, seamstresses and embroideresses, as well as fashion merchandisers. In addition to that, rich ladies brought dresses from abroad, from Paris mostly.
The exhibition is supplemented with paintings and arts and crafts items from the museum and private collections. The portraits, furniture, beaded embroideries and other evidences of the bygone past recreate the atmosphere of that epoch and bring visitors to feel its everyday life and festive spirit.
The exhibition runs from July 31 to October 26, 2014.
Author: Vera Ivanova