As part of the public program accompanying the exhibition Atelier E.B: Passer-by, fashion historian, journalist and TV anchor Tim Ilyasov will deliver an online talk on the history of Soviet fashion through the prism of fashion magazines.
Using periodicals from his own collection, Ilyasov will trace the history of translated NEP-era journals of the 1920s, issues of the first Soviet fashion magazine Atelier, fashion magazines of the “socialist success” decade of the 1930s, and Pobeda magazines published in 1945. Ilyasov says that “by the end of the 1950s, the system of Soviet fashion, complicated and multilayered, had completely established, with magazines inscribed into it. The trinity of main Soviet fashion magazines (Magazine of Fashions; Models of the Season; and Fashion of Socialist Countries) comes into foreground alongside regional and industrial publications”.
How did these magazines exist? Who worked in them? How were photo shoots organized and who wrote the articles? The lecture will provide answers to these and many other questions dealing with Soviet publications on fashion.