Maestro Philip Tracy Automatic translate
с 20 Ноября
по 21 Марта
Музей современного искусства Эрарта
Васильевский остров, 29-я линия, д.2
The hats of the famous designer and the world’s only hat expert Haute Couture are worn by royals, including the ruling dynasty in Great Britain, as well as celebrities: Sarah Jessica Parker, Lady Gaga, Madonna and other stars. Tracy has created his collections for such fashion-industry Atlanteans as Chanel, Givenchy and Umbro.
The secret of the master’s success is his boundless imagination and courage in the embodiment of ideas. A swan, a horse’s head, a lobster, a telephone, a hand, an ashtray - all this and much more can be a source of inspiration for Philip Tracy!
The fashion designer experiments with colors and shapes, constantly expanding the boundaries in the choice of materials. He uses feathers, artificial and living plants, plastic, metal, fur, textiles and even electrical appliances. In 2015, the Erarta Museum already held a retrospective exhibition of the maestro, reflecting his 25-year career. Then the project was very fond of the audience - it had a record attendance for its time and received a huge number of positive reviews. The feelings turned out to be mutual: Philip Tracy was imbued with both St. Petersburg and the museum, so the decision to give St. Petersburg residents an exhibition of fantastic hats for the tenth anniversary of Erarta came by itself.
The exposition will include the hits of the Hats in the 21st Century exhibition, the master’s creations that have never been in Russia before, as well as fashionable novelties from the designer.
Philip Tracy about his work:
"I spend a lot of time on each hat, working until my creation is extraordinary."
“People who come to my workshop often ask:“ Where are the sewing machines? ” - to which I answer them: "They are not needed, here are my hands."
"I only feel dressed in the morning when I have a thimble on my finger."
"I love it when hats make my heart beat faster and feel like a million dollars."