After a highly-anticipated and celebrated unveiling at the recently opened Russian Fashion Museum, Moscow, Extending the Runway: Tatiana Sorokko Style makes its U.S. debut on September 16, 2010, at Phoenix Art Museum. Curated by Phoenix Art Museum
Fashion Design curator Dennita Sewell, the exhibition features a collection of more than 60 garments and accessories from Sorokkos extraordinary couture wardrobe. Extending the Runway: Tatiana Sorokko Style will be on view through January 2, 2011.
Tatiana Sorokko was the first Russian model to achieve international success. Moving from Moscow to Paris in 1990, she walked the runways for major designers such as Yves Saint Laurent, Hubert de Givenchy, Karl Lagerfeld, Miuccia Prada, Issey Miyake, Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, and Calvin Klein, among many others. For over a decade, Sorokko graced the covers and editorial pages of European and American magazines such as Harpers Bazaar, Vogue, Elle and Cosmopolitan. Her influence as an international style setter and taste maker extends well beyond the runway; Sorokko was named to the International Top 100 Best Dressed list by American Vogue in 2000 and the Best Dressed Women of All Time list by Harpers Bazaar in 2007.
Extending the Runway: Tatiana Sorokko Style will showcase works from the early 20th century through today, by legendary designers and fashion houses such as Fortuny, Paquin, Lanvin, Madame Grès, Balmain, Patou, Balenciaga, Ungaro, Hermès, Alaia, Jean Paul Gaultier, Gianfranco Ferré, Vivienne Westwood, Comme des Garçons, Yamamoto, Halston, Galanos, and Chado Ralph Rucci, among others.
Tatianas timeless wardrobe reflects her individual point of view. She has assembled a contemporary, well-edited couture collection that reflects her dedication to quality, craftsmanship and originality, commented Dennita Sewell, curator of fashion design, Phoenix Art Museum . Tatianas inborn sense of style and extensive modeling experience shape her selections which transcend current fashion trends. Creating superb garments is an art form, and the same can be said for developing such an intelligent and sophisticated wardrobe.