Biography of Alexander VasilievDecember 8, 1958 was born a unique person, a true patriot of his great motherland, Alexander Alexandrovich Vasilyev. Now they call him: a fashion historian, one of the best art historians, a talented writer and a brilliant TV presenter. But first of all, on that memorable winter day, the country received a great patriot and connoisseur of Russian traditions.
Youth of Alexander VasilievThe whole life of Alexander Alexandrovich was devoted to culture. Born into an intelligent family, where his father, Alexander Pavlovich, worked as the chief artist of the Moscow Theater, and Mother, Tatyana Ilyinichna, fascinated the audience with his play of dramatic roles on stage. Alexander simply had no chance to escape his fate.
He developed his first costumes for a puppet show only at the age of five. And at the age of 7, he already delighted young viewers in the television shows “Bell Theater” and “Alarm Clock”. For a pretty serious production of The Wizard of the Emerald City, the boy created the costumes and decorations when he turned only 12.So there is nothing surprising that, in 1974, as soon as he was 16 years old, and the law allowed Sasha to issue a workbook, he was immediately hired as a prostitute in the Sovremennik Theater where he worked until the Moscow Art Theater. Vasilyev graduates from school at the age of 22 and goes on to work as a costume designer for “On Little Bronnaya”.
The role of women in the life of Alexander VasilyevIt is not known how the fate of the great art critic would have been, if it were not for his tumultuous love affair with Masha Lavrova. Young hot blood always wanted to be close to the woman he loved. But her mother married a Frenchman, taking her daughter to another country.
“You have to come to me there - to this most beautiful city on earth!” Alexander Alexandrovich still remembers these words. And he promised to come. The 21-year-old then didn’t even have an idea how, but he firmly believed that he would succeed.
Alexander Vasiliev in his youth
In 1982, young people seal their relationship by marriage and leave the country of the Soviets.
Alexander Vasiliev in ParisParis meets the young man with its contrasts, the dark alleys give way to the blooming Champs-Elysées. The night city simply glittered from the lightbox to the Russian person. In Paris, there was a choice, there was freedom. Even the ordinary restaurant menu was amazing. Newlyweds lived in the 14th district in a small apartment on the fifth floor.
There was not even an elevator in that house. After 100 meter Moscow choir then. But freedom was more expensive. Freedom and that beloved girl who he promised to change his life two years ago.
Then there was a trip to a villa in Arcachon, a paradise on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Wonderful beaches and simply amazing horizons could not leave the creative person indifferent. The genius spends a long time near the sea.
The only thing that caused the protest was monotony and monotony. Dinner at the same time, the same dishes, the same order. And all living things in Alexander played, demanded reforms. The first thing that changed the artist turned out to be an old bedspread on the matrimonial bed. But even to such trifles, he came up with all his talent and creativity. His choice was appreciated by all.
Do not trust your friends, Alexander Vasilyev.
First steps in EuropeIdleness is over. The artist enters the school at the Louvre, and after graduation, and in graduate school theater faculty at the Sorbonne. Already in the fall of 1982, Vasilyeva was invited to decorate the play "Pope John", which took place in the theaters of Poitiers and Cartoucherie. Then there were the scenery and costumes for the plays "Palace Gallery", "The Triumph of Love", "Palace Gallery" ... He has to work with such stars as: Valerie Drevil, Recep Mitrovitsy, Michel Vitold.
Unfortunately, the wife did not share the aspirations of her husband, and after he refused to be a teacher of the Russian language in the local lyceum, they broke up.
Confession of Alexander VasilyevAs it turned out, Vasiliev took a chance not in vain. His talent did not go unnoticed. Already in 1985 he was invited to Reykjavik.Where he prepares costumes for productions "Plato" and "Wild Honey". The performances were waiting for a full house, and the artist's recognition.
In the same 1985 Vasiliev began working for ballet performances. That a year later led him to Galina and Valeriy Panov, who give him the position of artistic director in the Flanders Royal Ballet. Genius is literally snapped up, it is literally filled up with suggestions from leading theaters of all European countries.
Fashion historian Alexander Vasilyev - about school uniform
Vasiliev was noted in cinema. Working closely with Roberto Enrico, he creates costumes for the movie "And the war goes." And also for films: "My friend is a traitor" by Jose Giovani and "Manjklu" Moshe Mizrahi.
Vasiliev - teacherIt simply amazes the ability to work of this person, performing a tremendous amount of work, he finds time to teach. Lectures and seminars in the high schools of art in London, Paris, Beijing, Brussels, Nice ... and this is only an incomplete list of Vasiliev's achievements as a teacher.In 1994, he presented his lecture program in 4 languages. This work is read all over the world.
Alexander Vasiliev today2003 Again, Alexander surprises the world. Having opened in Moscow, yes, in his hometown, the design studio “Interiors of Alexander Vasilyev”, he amazes the audience with an unusually rich collection of antique clothes. The costumes bought at various auctions are truly unique. And with them, the collector, does not part for any money. Although the money, just for the rental of things, offered not small.
Alexander Vasiliev and Valentin Yudashkin
In place of the leading popular TV show "Fashion sentence" invite Alexander Vasilyev. In the same 2009th, he holds the post of head of the Moscow Academy of Fashion, which is organized at the Moscow Institute of Television and Radio Broadcasting "Ostankino".
Now, the great fashion historian, despite all the past years, is still 18. He is full of energy and initiative. He writes books, conducts lectures, and hosts many television and radio programs.