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This summer, the Pärnu Museum, in cooperation with the Alexander Vassilyev Foundation, will open its doors to the resort world, where one era will follow another, the crinoline will become a tournament and the tournament will be free corset-free clothing, the long and heavy dress will be a revolutionary mini dress. We look at these changes through different eras and events: the Industrial Revolution, the technological development of cinema, the global economic crisis, the First and Second World Wars, and the sexual revolution of the 1960s. In addition, some very rare costumes for men and children are on display.

The carefully selected exhibition consists of 110 costumes, 272 accessories and portraits of different eras and covers the period from the 1850s to the 2000s. The exhibition belonging to the Alexander Vassilyev Foundation is one of the largest of its kind in Europe, and Alexander Vassilyev himself is one of the most outstanding fashion collectors in the world. Such a collection will be presented for the first time in Estonia, and what place would be better for that than the resort town of Pärnu with a long history?

Curator of the exhibition: Aleksandra Ehte

Exhibition team: Raisa Markova, Margus Tomp, Ann Meriste-White, Maarja Padari-Kallit, Margo Samorokov, Tiit Kask, Triin Tammann, Indrek Aija, Maarja Tohv, Kristjan Aariste

Editing and translation: Eva Saul, Juta Ristsoo, Hortense Hervieux, Avatar Translation Agency
Supporters of the exhibition: Estonian Cultural Endowment, City of Pärnu, Ministry of Culture, French Institute in Estonia, Metsä Wood, Avène

The Gallery thanks: Aleksandr Vassiljev, Alma Puodžiukaitienė, Ulla Kihva, Kristjan Peterson, Argo Valdmaa, Ester Kasenurm, Jelena Ovtšinnikova, Hedon Spa, Inge Mitt, Make-up Atelier Paris Estonia

Gallery name: Pärnu Museum

Address: Aida 3, Pärnu

Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Open: 22.06.2021 - 19.09.2021