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Welcome remarks by Chief Curator "Costume at the Turn of the Century 1990-2015"

The turn of the millennium commemorates great social, political and economic reforms, innovative technologies and environmental awareness, as well it has drastically influenced our perception of Art, including the Art of Costume.

"Costume at the Turn of the Century 1990 -2015" offers a wide variety of costume designs from traditional forms of theatre, as well as the so-called Avant-Garde fashion,

The fundamental idea of this exhibition is to provide an opportunity to overview costume design from around the world at the end of the 20th, and the beginning of the 21st century, without judgment or discrimination against the gender, race, political or economic environment that the artist had to live and work in. This exhibition does not attempt to create specific trends or directions in theatre or fashion design.

We are more interested in the diversity of opinions, recent and current developments in design and technology, various ideas and interpretation of the characters, artistic vocabulary and unique language of storytelling provided by the designers as individuals, rather than a visually uniform concept for this exhibition.

Our intention is to expand the horizon of costume craftsmen and designers through showcasing a variety of styles and ideas.

Our goal is to create the newest artistic vocabulary for the next generation of theatre and fashion designers in the upcoming century.

We hope these amazing designs will inspire participants as well as spectators of this exhibition.

From the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank all members of the Costume Design Group of OISTAT, Head of the Project "Costume at the Turn of the Century 1990 -2015" Dmitry Rodionov, management and staff of the A. A. Bakhrushin Central State Theatre Museum, all of the participants and especially the curators of this exhibition, for your contribution to the creation of this extraordinary project.

Sincerely yours,

Igor Roussanoff

Costume at the Turn of the Century (1990 - 2015) - Moscow, Russia - - June-August 2015

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