The idea of the "Ekaterina: project appeared two and a half years ago. In 2008 I visited "Tsaritsyno" and was tremendously impressed by the greatness of the personality of Catherine II.
Later in 2012 I had an idea to create a wedding dress of the empress on a large scale. I wanted it to be 4 m to underline greatness of the impressive appearance of Catherine the great. Over almost two years I have been working on a construction of a mannequin. It must have been big enough, but at the same time light for transportation. Finally I managed to make up the 80 kg construction.
The empress's wedding dress of coffee and milk colour was weaved in 1745 of silver threads and decorated with embroidery. The idea of my project consisted in recreating the dress and turning its demonstration into a performance at the background of live classical music.
I reckon the project can justly pretend to be registered in the "Guinness book of records", and to enhance the effect I am planning to make up the smallest dress of the empress - 40-50 cm. The Moscow premiere of the "Ekaterina" project will take place within the framework of the exhibition "Costume at the Turn of the Century".
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Costume at the Turn of the Century (1990 - 2015) - Moscow, Russia - AABSCTM - June-August 2015
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